Will not start after changing oil pan very low clearance

Tiny
DANIELDELOSSANTOS
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  • 2003 SATURN SEDAN
  • 120 MILES
My daughter has a2003 Saturn ion 2.2 she hit a curve and made hole in oil an so installed new an it drove about 5 miles then motor died and wont start again. I did feel a stutter feeling on steering wheel before it quit running what could be the problem stumped
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM

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Tiny
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So will the engine turn over freely with the starter?
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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Yes the engine starter turns but willnot crank over
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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WHAT HE MEANS IS:

WILL THE ENGINE'S CRANKSHAFT DO REVOLUTIONS WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY TO START?

. DOES IT NOT DO ANYTHING AT ALL?

OR DOES IT DO REVOLUTIONS, BUT JUST WON'T "BUST OFF" AND RUN?

I THINK THE "OVERALL" QUESTION IS. IS THIS PUPPY LOCKED UP FROM LACK OF OIL? THE WORST DAMAGE MAYBE WAS DONE PRIOR TO THE NEW PAN.

ALL YOURS SATURNTECH9

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
DANIELDELOSSANTOS
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Will turn revolutions wont bust off and run. Allmost acts like low battery but battery is new
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:35 PM
Tiny
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So it sounds like its turning over slower then usual or faster then usual?
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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Slower its like the battery dosent have the power to turn the crankover fast enought.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 7:53 PM
Tiny
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So was the engine ran without oil when the oil pan was struck?
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
DANIELDELOSSANTOS
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She told me about 5 miles she smelt oil and pulled over from the place it happed to were she stopped is 5to6 miles tops the next day when I worked on thecar there was no smell of burnt oil. She new when it happen soo she was aware she pulled off rd and called methe hole was about 1" long 1/4" wide.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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I would remove the spark plugs and see if the engine turns over freely while you turn the crankshaft pulley clockwise.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
DANIELDELOSSANTOS
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Ok ill try that, so if it dose turn freely then what and if it doesnt what would I expect to need to do?
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 9:24 PM
Tiny
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The hard to turn by hand would explain the slower then usual engine cranking while trying to start it.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your help.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome keep me posted.
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Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 AT 10:29 PM

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