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Car was running fine and then felt like the bottom fell out

Recently car running fine no warning lights on 93,000 miles looks like no oil in car where did it go and never saw any leaks oil check was due at 93000 and car is at 93700 recently inspected confused

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  • kevvymack Jan 25, 2009

    the oil was changed two months ago why now did it act up won'tstart and wondering what it is going to take to fix it



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You could have lost the oil going down the road and not even know could be from a loose oil filter to a loose oil pan plug.

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  • Ronnie Houston Jan 25, 2009

    vibration from driving the car could have loosened the oil filter if it wasnt put on tightly as it should have been or the oil pan bolt could have vibrated loose.its hard to tell you for sure but i would have both checked to make sure they are as they should be,,,cost of repair probably alot more than you are going to want to pay .id guess about 1200 to 1500 if not more



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