Four cylinder automatic 43,000 miles.
My car SXT model was recently having problems with starting, and also would not rev above 2,100 rpm's. The malfunction indicator (check engine) light was also on. The error code indicated the camshaft position sensor was the problem. I changed the sensor, and the problem seemed to have gone away completely. I did not drive the car for two days because it is my daily driver for work, and it was the weekend.
On Monday I drove my car to work, and on the way home the oil pressure light flashed on when I was about two miles from home. There was no where to stop and check, or even add oil, so I drove the rest of the way home. It flashed on twice more. When I got home, I checked the oil level, and it was empty. There was also a clicking noise, probably the valve train, that I noticed about a block from home. There were large pools of oil inside the motor, and lots of oil on the undercarriage. I added a quart, and most of it spilled onto the ground. I added a second quart, trying to identify the leak, but nothing leaked out. I followed with three quarts, but there was no leaking. I left a drip pan underneath overnight, and noticed some oil, maybe one cup full, on the pan in the morning.
Did I do something wrong when changing the sensor? I only removed the four bolts to the sensor, and one vacuum hose above the sensor. Everything was reconnected tightly. The leak seems to be toward the top of the engine, but I cannot seem to locate it.
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 AT 8:47 PM