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Ran out of oil!

I was driving and heard a clicking noise, which I thought I would have someone look at the coming weekend (a few days away.) The noise began to get louder and the oil light came on. I stopped driving and checked the oil level and there was NO oil in my car. I walked to Wal Mart and filled the oil up, but I'm worried about my car! The oil is not where is it going? What do I need to do?

Thank you for your help!

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  • amyk85 Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks for your suggestion! I took it to the shop and there seems to be a leak somewhere in the oil pan since there is a lot of oil down in that area. I didn't have enough time to stay at the shop, so I'm going to go back when I can leave it there for a few hours so they can determine exactly where the leak is. I guess that it's so hot down there and the leak is so slow that it burns off and I don't see a puddle.

    Thanks again



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If there is no oil puddles beneath the vehicle the only place it can go is into the cylinders and it get's burned. considering that you did not mention a big blue cloud of smoke while the engine is running tells me that it's not getting burned up. your engine holds 4 1/2 quarts so that is alot of oil to loose on a vehicle not that old. my advice would be to take it to a shop and have the engine checked this appears to be a major mechanical problem and should be dealt with fast before the engine seizes up and more damage can occure.

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