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 wasn't 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?
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.
January, 31, 2012 AT 1:59 AM
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.
January, 31, 2012 AT 9:13 AM
The crankshaft will proberbly be damages as the lack of oil will destroy bearings and damage the crank, I would consider another engine.
January, 31, 2012 AT 12:08 PM
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