The oil light is on and the engine sounds like a knocking noise, oil level is fine so what is the problem?

Asked by Oct 20, 2013 at 09:26 AM about the 1997 Ford F-150 STD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

oil light on engine knocking sounds like it is going to blow up

3 Answers

210,545

Your oil pump might not be working or you have an internal engine problem. Do not drive it anymore before you get it look at by a mechanic.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
7,785

sounds like a oil pump to me as well the knocking noise is most likely the engine to dry to run so it starts to seize up from lack of lube

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
15,390

And have it towed to the mechanic of your choice. This is not a repair which can be performed on jack stands in the driveway, or shouldn't be.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • My truck is making a ticking noise 5 answers

    Got to work today and started hearing my engine tick, so of course I checked the oil and saw I was low, filled it up and rode around just fine until I hit the interstate, still getting a ticking noi...

    1995 Ford F-150 XLT LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • motor and oil leak 4 answers

    i have a 93 f150 and the thing goes through oil like a well like a pig through an open gate it looks like its leaking near the back of the block for oil and i always find oil on the bumber mount in th...

    1993 Ford F-150

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 f150 5.8L 4x4 engine and transmission problems 3 answers

    Suddenly Felt a change in the way the throttle petal felt under my foot. Since then transmission doesn't start in 1st and only uses 2nd and 3rd, won't go into OD. Only shifts if I manually use the ...

    1993 Ford F-150 XL 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ford f150 runs great till it warms up then it starts to knock has low miles on it 50;000 8 answers

    Ford F-150

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 explorer V6 engine knock. 6 answers

    80000 miles. engine ran good 6 months ago. Upon startup a knock developed. Changed oil, no change. Replaced tensioners on both front and rear, old ones looked good, but replaced anyway. No change...

    2003 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 205,576 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,273.

ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 6,290
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 3,970
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,370
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,166 Great Deals out of 58,044 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Ram 1500
534 Great Deals out of 12,951 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
789 Great Deals out of 33,560 listings starting at $2,988
Used Ford F-250
552 listings starting at $1,977
Used Ford Mustang
710 Great Deals out of 38,588 listings starting at $1,963
Used Ford Explorer
1,490 Great Deals out of 72,971 listings starting at $985
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,089 Great Deals out of 31,950 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Ranger
223 Great Deals out of 6,940 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
39,768 listings starting at $17,605
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
209 Great Deals out of 96,375 listings starting at $17,937
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
269 Great Deals out of 8,297 listings starting at $18,891
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
559 Great Deals out of 11,321 listings starting at $9,600
2013 Ford F-150 For Sale
823 Great Deals out of 14,688 listings starting at $7,527