When i turn the key everything comes on but motor wont turn over. i checked the oil and it was about half inch over max, on dip stick? car has been sittin for bout 6 months. will having that much oil in it make it not start?
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Re: car wont start
Ok having that much oil over the limit will not matter at all ,,if it does not turn over at all check your battery is ok /full,,if it is and it still wont turn over the only other problem it could be is the starter motor is had.. its jammed or seized try tapping the starter motor with a little force if it starts its on its way out because u had to tap it to start it . if it still doesent it has seized but that will be the problem ..
also just make sure all your wiring is still on the starter motor
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if this is engine oil just undo the engine drain plug you will obviously need a large flatish tray to catch it in ,if its the tranny same thing but let it all out and start again with fresh fluid check manual for quantity, the consequences can be quite damaging to the engine if driven and more so for the tranny so do before drivig again
Around 4 and a half plus at least a nother half for the oil filter . Look at the dip stick it has an opperating range above where it says add. As long as your in this range your Ok . Don't over fill it that may gum up your vavle train and cause leaks . If you do the oil filter you fill it then check the dip stick then start it then shut it down check the dip stick again and add oil as required to be in the opperating range and the job will be done corectly.
A dip stick is the indicator so the opeator (driver) can check your oil. The dip stick got its name because the end "dips" into the oil reservoir, or as some call it "Oil Pan" The oil dip stick is located on the left side of the engine towards top and is colored yellow at the circular loop for a finger hole. Find your oil filler cap, where you add oil.. it will say 5/w20 or something along that number. Standing at the front passenger side of the car with the hood up look to the front left corner area about a foot into the engine compartment area. DO NOT RUN ENGINE IF YOU BELIEVE THE OIL LEVEL IS EXTREMELY LOW. You can do step 3-6 with a cold engine to guage if you are extremely low on oil before starting the car. Also note that your oil should be checked in the following fashion. 1. Make sure car is on a level flat surface. 2. Make sure the engine off but warm. Either after having driven it or running for 5 minutes. 3. Pull dip stick and wipe all oil from it with a clean cloth, paper towel, etc. I say "Clean" as you will be able to see the color of the oil and if its contaminated in any way. 4. Place the diptstick back in the tube all the way until the finger hook sets in place. 5. Remove quickly and observe reading at tip of dispstick. 6 Proper oil at this point should be 3/4 of the way to Maximum indicator. YOur dipstick may say MAX or may have two dots seperated by a hashed area. Either way you should be 3/4 of the way to the top dot or max indicator. If you arent then add the recommened oil for your vehicle (you can find the best oil for your car at www. mobil1.com and the proper weight and type) I would add it a half quart at a time depending you how far you are from MAX mark. If you are within 1/4 of the MIN or Lower dot.. closest to the end of the dipstick then you should add a quart fully and then add in 1/2 quart increments until you can do the test and see the oil at the proper level. DO NOT RUN CAR if you believe you are extremely low on oil.
Generally in the 5 to 6 litre (quarts) range. Put in 4 litres and check on dip stick. Add remainder half a litre at a time checking the dip each time. The volume of oil required to be added to go from "MIN" mark on the dip stick to "MAX" is just half a litre.
If the car will not start back up (won't crank or turn over) you are in big trouble. Because that means the engine is seized up and will require either a new engine or a re-manufactured unit. Did the oil pressure light (or any light for that matter) illuminate on the dash. If no turn the key to ignition not run, and see if the oil light illuminates, it should, if it dosen't either the bulb is blown, the sending unit is bad or the wiring is open. My guess is all the oil shot out of the dipstick, ran low on oil and the engine seized up. I'm sure this isn't the answer you were looking for but good luck. Sorry about your misfortune.