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hello all new to site oil problem 06

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hello all. I have a 2006 nissan frontier and am having problems.

I was driving along...all was fine....oil light flickered on and truck lost power....I pulled over, truck stalled and wouldnt' start.
I had it towed to garage... left it for the weekend. and on the monday started it, it seemd to run fine but oil pressure seemed very low.
I had the oil was very dirty,
Truck will now start and run for a few mins and then will making a ticking/knocking sound.

A few things come to mind but I'm at a loss? oil pump? plugged oil pick up in oil pan?

any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks in advance.
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the oil pan is not leaking, it was replaced less than 10 000 kms ago.
i'm thinking oil pump or plugged oil pick up.

the ticking/knocking isn't a nice sound.
i don't have an answer for that. i was shocked to see oil was so dirty.... as oil changes were done on a regular basis at dealership. Truck sat for a month while i installed new MAf and complete exhaust form manifold back.

called dealer they say oil pumps never quit/ die.

guess I'm just looking at other suggestions and direction... i may drop oil pan to check pick up but if that's not the problem then I'm at a total loss....

hoping maybe someone experienced a similar problem
thank you, i will look into those suggestions.

Gonna remove the oil pan and have a look at the oil pick up as well.

I'll keep the thread updated this my progress
ok, so update, removed oil pan, it was really dirty, sludge, rust etc. Oil pick up was plugged. cleaned pan, oil pick up, changed oil.

started up, knocking is gone but truck is smoking ,,, it sat for 3 weeks withoput running so....

i'm gonna let it run for 5-10 mins and see if smoking stops or...
so... possibilities..... oil pump? sticking valves?
had local mechanic tell me he thinks my oil pump is dickered.. he's not a nissan mechanic so....

I understand replacing oil pump is very expensive...
how would i verify true oil pressure?
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