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Engine locked up

One day I was driving this car and I was in the turning lane, when I pressed on the gas, the car was acting like it was out of gas but I know it wasn't. it then cut off. I tried to start it. it was acting like it wasn't getting any fuel. until I try one last time and I turned the key and it made a strange sound. a mechanic said that the motor is locked up is that true and how did that happen. it was very low in oil too

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I think that you just answered your own question. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 98 buick centry 3.1 6 cyc one owner family owned

Unfortunately, you've got serious problems. The GM 3.1 and 3.4 engines have a nasty habit of breaking camshafts. For some reason, which I have yet to determine, the cam bearings seize on the cam and the camshaft ends up breaking in half. The engine will continue to run, albeit very poorly since all the cylinders are not working because the rear half of the camshaft, which runs the oil pump, is not spinning.

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check you camshaft position sensor 

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SOURCE: Oil level low light comes on. When I turn

some cars with oil level warning light on, it doesn't mean that its only reading the engine oil level is low, sometime the transmission fuid too. Did you check your transmission fluid if it is ok or not? try to check and let us know, ok.

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SOURCE: The low oil level light comes on and the dipstick

The sensor is failing you need to have the oil level sensor replaced.

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SOURCE: 2001 Buick LeSabre, 175,000 + miles. Won't start

Your cars problem lays into the electrical system only. Wetness is causing a short. When you turn the key on and off for so many times the connections to the battery and starter get warmer each time in turn dries out the connections the contact is made so it will start.
If the car will not start at all when wet the plug wires would be at fault. Yours does start as you state so the wires are fine so far. I would check the connections of all wiring to the starter, battery, & alternator making sure they are corrosion free and tight

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