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1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Question: car wont start



, Phillipsburg, NJ, July 30, 2011, 22:27

car was driving fine went to shift into 2nd when i heard something metal hit the ground lots of smoke and car wont start anymore,lots of fluid on the street and no oil left in engine i can see the oil filter when i look under any ideas?

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    Visitor, July 30, 2011, 23:20

    It sounds like catastrophic engine failure. The only time I ever had anything similar happen was when I was driving and the car broke its crackshaft. It knocked a hole in the side of the block. Engine replacement was the only solution.

    Unfortunately what you describe sounds pretty bad.

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    , July 31, 2011, 10:02

    aaaaaahhhhhhhhh thanks im gonna look at it a lil closer and see

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