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MY FIANCEE HAS A 2.5, LAST MONTH WHEN SHE WAS DRIVING SHE COMPLAINED THAT THERE WAS LOT OF NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT, WE THOUGHT IT SHOULD BE SOME LOOSE MECHANICAL PART. BUT AFTER A WHILE THE NOISE GOT LOUDER AND SHE HAD TO STOP DRIVI

2005 Nissan Altima • 100,000 miles

My fiancee has a 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5, last month when she was driving she complained that there was lot of noise coming from the front, we thought it should be some loose mechanical part. But after a while the noise got louder and she had to stop driving the car, later when we took it to a local mechanic we found that the car was driven without the engine oil, we have no clue how the oil got drained or if the engine oil wasnt replaced at all the last time we took for service. The result is one bent piston rod and broken lifters in the engine. The mechanic says the engine has to be replaced as such either new or used ones, which is going to cost a lot for us. Can you give me any other possible solution in this case?
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Hemanmech
January 30, 2012.



Pull the oil filter if there is no oil in it or very little then its' agood possiblility that the oil change place didn't put any in it. But have the mechanic do it so he can attest to it if in court. This should be a good lesson to you to check your oil every oncein a while.

Hmac300
Jan 31, 2012.
I totally understand the mistake: ( I just want to know, what could be done now. The piston rod is bent and lifters are broken, can those parts alone be changed or the whole engine has to be replaced? Please advice.

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Hemanmech
Jan 31, 2012.
The crankshaft will proberbly be damages as the lack of oil will destroy bearings and damage the crank, I would consider another engine.

Mhpautos
Jan 31, 2012.
Youi can put what is called a crank kit and youi'll need any rods and anythign else that is I broken/bent destroyed so another engien is your best option at this point like MH is saying

Hmac300
Jan 31, 2012.