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97 pontiac sunfire

I need to know about my car, please. I just bought it. When I come to a stop my oil light comes on. I went about a mile away and on my way back it started making a loud banging noise and died. I started it back up and put it in drive then it died again. I started it back up and put it in drive with my foot on the brake and one on the gas, I could take off. It continued to make this noise as I drove it home. The oil was just changed this weekend, and I keep checking to make sure that is ok. Could this problem be the oil pump or is my motor blown up? Please help me out. Thanks, Nina

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    that just happen to my 98 sunfire. i had a oil change on saturday& on monday the light was on again. I had two different leaks. Get it check out ASAP or it will mess your engine up.

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Sure sounds like the engine has a failed bearing, most likely a rod bearing, the engine will need to be pulled out and repaired or replaced depending on how much damage you have done driving it.

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