I WROTE ABOUT SAME CAR COUPLE WEEKS AGO. NOW OIL LIGHT ON, WHEN ENGINE GETS WARM.

  • Tiny
  • caribe2013
  • 2003 Ford Focus
  • 139,000 miles

First of all, job done on this engine, 2.0 split port.
Timing belt replaced, water pump replaced.
Later, after all of this was completed, oil light was flickering and engine just cut off. Engine or temperature was warm.
Now, is even worst, The light continue to lit when engine is warm but now the power is little.
When I step on the gas pedal, is very slow, specially on stop signs or traffic lights.
One more ingredient to this symptoms is a very noisy, it sounds like a valve type of noise.
So, this piece of crappie ford. Focus. Has 142.000 miles on it.
So, my friends any advice.I am open for suggestions. Even if I have to junk it. It is my wife's car.
It's her transportation. But yes I need to exhaust all options.

I'm looking forward for any answer.


Thanks in advance


Charlie Ortiz
charlesortiz706@gmail. Com

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 6:59 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Lack of oil pressure is internal engine failure either from bearings or oil pump. I would suggest upgrading the car.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 7:08 PM
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Please, upgrade specifically, what?

I know lack of power is some serious issues but.I need to know.

Do I have to replace the oil pump, or the bearings in the car.

Please, Roy, need more info.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 7:23 PM
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Upgrade is another car. I have no idea without seeing the car and examining myself.

Roy

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 7:25 PM
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Thanks Roy.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 7:30 PM
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Did these symptoms start after the timing belt was replaced?

If so, the timing could be a knotch off. This would account for most of the problems you're having (especially since you're having them all at the same time).

Also, if these things started after the timing belt install; take it back to the tech who did the repair and tell him of your problems and that you suspect it to be timing related. This way he can check /repair it for you if that's the case.

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Thursday, July 4th, 2013 AT 8:02 PM
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Thank you Freemba, I will do that.

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Friday, July 5th, 2013 AT 3:58 AM
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Caribe2013,

Forgot to mention that if the timing is off, then he [the technician who repaired it] should repair it free of charge (because, technically he'd only be doing what you paid him to do the first time).

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Saturday, July 6th, 2013 AT 7:09 AM

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