Driving along, the engine light came on, then the oil light came on then there was a loud pop then all the dash board lights came on and the engine died. All fluids are good, engine turns over fine but will not start. Could this be the timing belt?
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Re: Will not start
Most likely is the timing belt. Unfortunitly, I believe this maybe a non interference engine, meaning you may have bent all the valves in the head.
This maybe a costly repair. Have it checked properly by your mechanic
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if u have already checked and filled the oil to spec and the light is still coming on this is a problem you should have checked out asap it could be the oil pump going bad if so this will cause severe internal engine damage
The sensor lights are to alert you to a problem, they are not the problem itself. Look in your manual, there will be an explanation of what light indicates what type of issue. If the alternator light is on, then you could have been driving around on your battery, depleting its charge, and now it won't start. If the oil light is on, you could have been driving around with no lubrication and the engine is frozen. If the coolant system light is on the engine could likewise be cooked from being run too hot. The time to pay attention and visit a shop is when the light first appears.
The oil pump on your engine (EJ25) has a back plate on it that the screws tend back out and allow oil to flow out the back of the pump insted of through the engine. Most times the plate will back off far enough to loose oil pressure all together causing engine failure. You need to remove the oil pump and replace it or take the old one and tighen the screws using blue Loc-Tite.
Unless the drain plug was leaking, there really is no way that all of the oil can come out of the pan, as the oil level is below the sealing area between the pan and the block. With that being said, you will normally not hear any noises untill the oil pressure drops to zero, when there is not sufficient oil at the pickup of the oil pump. After that, and the noises start, you may have internal damage.
Most important thing you need to do is to establish the actual oil pressure. put a mechanical gauge on the engine and read real oil pressure. If pressure is low (min is 15psi, I prefer to see at least 20 at idle) there is an internal problem...bearings etc. If pressure is good, sending unit has failed...replace it. I would not drive it 'till the oil pressure is verified as being safe. You might get lucky and someone just forgot to plug in the sending unit, but it must be checked!!! good luck