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I have a 1997 dodge caravan with a 3.8l engine. it was knocking going down the interstate. the knocking got really loud and fast and suddenly stopped as did the motor. then the oil ran out onto the road. i assume it slung a rod. my question is ................ is this motor rebuildable or do i need to get a new engine or just a new block?

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Sorry to hear that-well the block is not going to be rebuildable if a rod got loose. The crank shaft will be damaged and probably the cylinder wall of that piston and since things were all out of sync there is a chance the valves for that cylinder got damaged. It is tricky but possible to find the same engine from a salvage yard. They usually want to sell the whole motor not just the block. I wish I could be of more help. Good Luck

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Get the whole engine , if you got just a block all the other parts are worn as well

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