Timing chain and low oil pressure

Asked by Lashipp247 Feb 22, 2020 at 04:15 PM about the 2006 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2006 F150 Lariat has loud rattling noise
and my low oil pressure warning came on. I
was told my timing chain needs to be
replaced and possibly my oil pump. Does
this mean my engine is shot and needs to be
replaced?

2 Answers

This depends on why the oil pressure is low. If the reason is worn crank bearings you need a new engine. How many miles on the engine?

240

If you're NOT low on oil, and the low oil pressure light goes up when you bring the engine up from idle, AND th erattling goes away then, your oil may be too thin. Did you by any chance get the oil changed just before the oil pressure liught started coming on and the rattling started?

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