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Old 03-30-2014
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I am: Robert Patterson
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No oil pressure and loud clicking

Hello :)
I'm having a major problem with my truck. Yesterday it stormed really badly. On my way home from work I came upon a street that was like 5 or 6 inches deep in water. Apparently I was too low so my truck flooded out. Everything under the hood got wet and it stalled. Eventually the battery went dead from trying to start it. A friend came and jumped me off but the truck still sputtered/died for a while afterwards but eventually evened out.

This morning when I left for work it started clicking very loudly and the oil gauge was all the way in the red and while it drove ok there was not as much power.

Any ideas where I should look first or should I just start savin for a new one?

Here's a short video of what's happening.

Last edited by robertpatterson1985; 03-30-2014 at 06:59 AM. Reason: added video
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Old 03-30-2014
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I am: Brad
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Did you check your oil to see if it is low or full of water?
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Old 04-05-2014
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Definately check your oil level. Like freen said, it could have gotten water in the oil. That would throw the viscosity all off and will mess your engine up real bad if not corrected immediately. I would completely drain teh oil and change the filter. More than likely you got water in your intake, so your air filter probably needs to be replaced too. I would put fresh oil and filters on and see if that fixes it. You could have fried theoil pressure sending unit as well, but its more than likely just contaminated oil.
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Old 04-20-2014
I am: Allen Gale
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Recently my oil pressure gauge was jumping between 0 and middle "whenever it wanted to." Replaced the oil sender, same. Had thoughts of dropping oil pan to see if sludgie or oil supply screen plugged. Then spotted in manual where it says: Remove oil pan, first remove the engine! THEN I checked oil level. Added 3 quarts, oil pressure gauge is good now! Hey, why check the obvious first?

In my defense... I acquired the truck in late Feb and have been fixing things on it (1st brakes, then shocks, then speedo, some time on heat mixer door issue, then oil gauge...). Now I've learned I bought and "oil user." Now it's time to monitor how bad it uses it.
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