1999 Mercury Villager

1999 Mercury Villager 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 90000 miles

I have recently been gifted a 99 Villager (as is, and I'm grateful for it). It starts fine but after about 10 minutes, it looses powere & starts making a knocking/ pecking noise. I was told by the previous owner that it needed an oil pump. Any ideas?
Sam dines
September 23, 2009.

Faulty or weak oil pump will prevent engine from receiving proper lubrication. This will cause the knocking you hear and the engine will perform poorly due to lack of lubrication.

Sep 23, 2009.