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The engine started to make a noise. my husband thought it was the lifters. Sound coming from left side. Made it almost home after driving about 70 miles when the engine made a loud bang, lost power and died. Is this bad? certainly sounds it.

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Likely your husband was correct.....up to a point. Lifters often become noisy when your oil pressure has dropped. If the oil level was very low that can do that, or, more often than not the low pressure is from a bearing inside the engine being very worn. Either way, from what you've said the news is bad.
Sounds like you completely lost a bearing. That requires a complete rebuild or replacement of the engine.

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