2001 Ford Taurus low oil pressure

Tiny
LONGDUKDON666
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Oil light flashes atlow idle, took car to a ford garage and had oil pressure tested. They said it was showing 8 psi and needed a new oil pump. They said that may not fix problem though if bearings are bad. Is there any way to tell before I spend money and put new oil pump on?
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 AT 1:11 AM

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Tiny
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If bearings were bad than you would hear terrible noises coming from engine and also the oil light would most likely be on a lot more often then just at idle. Also may notice some metal shavings in the engine oil if bearings are bad.
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 AT 1:51 AM
Tiny
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If there's no engne knocking noises at lower end of engine such as a thudding/thumping noise at 8-10psi at idle I say its okay-
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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 AT 2:40 AM

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