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So i know jack **** about cars. and I dont have people in my life that do. so when my oil light came on i put oil in it. but my car is making a knocking kind of noise. it was light when my oil light came on. and after oil was put in it started to get LOUDER. I was finally told that i might need an OIL CHANGE. So i planned to take it in on payday. but the night before my car started making an even more horrible noise. while in park my rpm started goin up and down and then the engine just cut off. i dont know enough for a " do it your self" but i dont want to go into a shop and have the I dont know attitude cause then im pretty sure itll end up costing even more. also my engine light is on. but its been on since an accident. it came up as a low gas leak loose gas cap. and stayed on even after i changed the gas cap. the repair shop that fixed my car after the accident gave me the run around when i took it back with the engine light on so auto zone did the diagnostics. the car will start but it idles and cuts off..any help would be great.

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    knock like you're knocking hard on a door or like a ticking/light tapping sound as if tapping on a window or pop can?


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Sounds like you blew the motor. Lack of oil will wreck your bearings and the motor is toast. I would get it looked at buy someone who knows a thing or two.

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