engine is loud and clanging suddenly does sat l300 have rods or is it valves? on 2002 Saturn L300

engine was fine night before but when i started it the next morning it sounded loud and like metal on metal. i didn't move it. does the L300 2002 saturn have rods in the engine or is this a valve problem?

by in Loveland, OH on July 02, 2013
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on July 02, 2013
Clanking or knocking noises can be caused by bad rod bearings which are caused by oil deprivation. Check your oil quality and level.
COMMENT by on July 02, 2013
the oil was changed about 3 months ago, i checked the oil level today on it and it's only slightly low. there was no knocking at all the night before. my mechanic is advising i get another engine. i'm just baffled why this happened.
ANSWER by on July 02, 2013
get diag and est from your mech could be either