Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and welcome to Just Answer.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with the oil light question.
Does the light go off when the engine speed is increased?
yes and when i come to a stop it comes back on
Was the engine ever run out of oil?
Not for sure i just got it out of the shop yesterday, and it was kind of knocking I checked my oil and its really thin
Thin oil could certainly cause the light to come on.
Was the oil recently changed?
so why does it knock a bit when i accelerate
no it hasnt been changed i had it in the shop for 10 months and just got it out yesterday
I don't like to be the bearer of bad news, but the knock and the oil light it could be a bad rod or main bearing on the crankshaft.
does either one of those responses you just said means that I have to get the motor rebuilt or replaced
I'm getting the oil changed tomorrow
Possibly. How many miles on the engine?
Not a lot of miles. Has it been driven hard over it's life?
yes it has I'm the 3rd owner
I had just had the heads redone and the motor rebulit last year
OK, here is a synopsis. If the engine uses oil, has a knock and the oil light is coming on, then it may be time for a rebuild. If it does not use oil, then it's possible that a crank bearing has failed and the bearings may need to be replaced.
If the crankshaft is still OK, it may not be too bad of a job.
okay thank you so much
You are welcome. I do hope it works out OK for you.
Glad to help. Take care.