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Low oil pressure, and valve noise 2005 Nissan quest. It has

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Low oil pressure, and valve noise 2005 Nissan quest. It has oil.
JA: How old is your oil pump? Has the check engine light come on?
Customer: Oil pump is original. Check engine light is on.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I would be open to fixing myself, haven't done anything but change the oil/filter at this point.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

Hello., My name is ***** ***** I will be helping you today.

The oil is full?

Whats the pressure?

Is the noise present at any RPM?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Worse at start and idle. Don't know what oil pressure is, not sure how to get that
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oil is full
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

How do you know the oil pressure is low if you havent checked it?

Where is the oil level on the dipstick?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oil pressure light flashes. Oil is in range on dipstick
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

You get the oil pressure by unscrewing the oil pressure sending unit and screwing an oil pressure tester into the hole that the sender comes out of then start the vehicle. The light flashing could be an electrical problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok it seems as though the valve noise inducates a real oil pressure problem not an electrical
Issue,no?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

That or a bad timing control solenoid.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If it is real low oil pressure, any hope?
Expert:  Wayne Crawford replied 1 year ago.

If its really low and making noise as a result it probably has bearing damage. That being the case it probably wont last long without a rebuild.