I was driving on i-5 when I noticed my exhaust was emitting smoke I checked for my lights and temp but all was fine and when I pulled over the car stopped. I checked my oil levels and my engine oil was empty completely. After a few hours I added two quarts of oil to my car and it failed to turn over. Any help on what could be the problem and the cost of the repair?
My ca tries to turn over but doesn't. There's oil everywhere what's the issue? on 2006 Kia Spectra
by killua24 in Oceanside, CA on July 10, 2014
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by csubak30 , July 10, 2014
I'm sorry to tell you this.....but the engine may have seized up due to oil loss. Need to take to a shop and see if the engine can be saved. Hope for the best for you! You definetly have a major oil leak from where I don't know but, any driving right now will probably destroy the engine further. Tow to shop and get diagnosis.
COMMENT by BCAUTO , July 11, 2014
If you like you can have the vehicle towed in and we can look at it for Free of charge and give you a estimate. Sorry for the possible Problems.
COMMENT by kintown24 , August 19, 2014
i had it looked at by my car insurance personnel and the said everything was good and told me i had a crack in my radiator. well i replaced the radiator and tried to start my car and it came close to starting but never did. is there anything else i could do?
COMMENT by csubak30 , August 19, 2014
Not really, they told you radiator and you believed them when you personally saw the lack of oil in the engine. The two items only can be linked together with a bad headgasket. Need to take to a shop and have inspection done. Loss of oil may have damaged the engine. Insurance companies look out for themselves, not you.
COMMENT by killua24 , August 22, 2014
Well I can't get the care moved