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2001 Chevy prism was ran with very low oil filled oil but engine knocks and have trouble keeping it running
Not good omen. Likely a bearing seized or broke on your crank shaft. knocking is usually an indication of crank shaft problems - it is possible that you have top end damage as well. Prognosis is poor - rebuild / replacement is likely required. Don't plan any long trips - if you drain the oil you may find metal shavings etc... Depending on how bad the damage is you may be able to keep driving it but it does sound bad if you find it hard to keep running - if you do want to limp around for a bit drain the oil and change the filter and keep the oil up to it.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you hear it knocking no bearing replacement is going to fix that long term. Its best to pull it, the crank shaft will have to be turned or polished and or replaced, weather its a rod or a maine, and posibly line boared if its a maine thats knocking. Do it right and pull it.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
it will say in your owners manual but i believe you turn your ignition key to the run position not the start. and pump the gas pedal 3 times with in 5 seconds
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
If you have bearing problems MAP sensor codes are the least of your worries. Check on the cost of getting a new engine. I hope this is not the problem. Good luck Moe
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
You have two knock sensor's, both sit under the in-take magifold on top of the engine, you will have to remove injector rail and in-take.
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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