Oil Change with filter

Tiny
DOOGIE8929
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About how long could I drive with just a drop of oil on the tip of dipstick? I had an oil change and after driving 2 months I heard a noise like metal scretching under the hood, then a knocking noise. I checked the oil and did not regester until after putting a quart in it. Could this cause engine damage be the oil change place not putting enough oil in my engine and me driving it 2 months?
Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 10:15 PM

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Tiny
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I would have to say that there is serious engine damage already done with the sounds you are discibing, That is why it is important to check your oil at least at every fill of gas, chances are depending on the miles put on in 2 months your car is using some oil and that is way to long to go without checking it sure hope you the best with you and your car but it sounds like the writing is on the wall.

This guide will help you step by step

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 11:45 PM
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I got my first ever break fluid flush 4 months ago and the shop told me a month ago when I took in for a oil change that it needed another break fluid flush. My dad thinks they are scaming me. On a 2004 cavalier how often are you supposed to get break fluid flushes done?
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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How did they determine that? Did you tell them you already had it done?

They may be just looking at the mileage and assuming it has never been done. They make test kits to test the fluid but I doubt they used one.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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I had it done at this place less than 5 months ago they tested it they said and then when they did oil change a month ago they tested again said I needed done again. I called the Chevy dealership and they laughed they said no way you only need one done every 50,000 miles or 4 years.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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Yes, I agree. Under normal conditions this could not happen. There is one way for brake fluid to get ruined in a very short time and that would be if the cover was left off and it was open to the air because brake fluid is hydroscopic meaning it sucks moisture out of the air like a sponge. If you leave a can of brake fluid with the cap off overnight, it will be junk in the morning but if your system was capped and closed, the fluid will be fine.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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I have a question as of yesterday I start hearing this rattile noise when I am stopped at a light or a sign not when I am driving ---- it sound like it is coming from the back of my car I did just recently got an oil change like 2 weeks ago ---what should I do? Can it be something loose?
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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It sounds like an exhaust heat shield or exhaust hanger may have came loose.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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I have had a similar problem and found it was the antenne coming loose and rattling upon slowing or stopping. Check it out.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
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2003 Chevy Cavalier Engine Size unknown Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 51000 miles

In late november I had my oil changed at the dealership. Last week I noticed smoke coming from under my hood. I popped the hood and discovered that there was no oil cap on the oil thing. I called the dealership and they came out to where I was and put a cap on it and found my cap down in the engine. They drove it back and put more oil in it. Now my check engine light is coming on and it smells like burnt rubber outside of my car. It is throwing a p0507 RPM high code. It is idling at 1/2 of a rpm. It goes up to almost 1 rpm when I put the defrost on. When I have my defrost on it sounds funny. Any ideas? Is it the dealers fault? Thanks for any help you can give me. The check engine light came on when I had to wait along time at the bank and I was in park. After I had the diagnostics put on it the check engine light went off. Is this anything to worry about? Any ideas on what it could be?
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The smell is most likely the oil on the exhaust sytem. As far as the noise with the defroster on. That setting turns on the a/c, so what you are hearing is most likely the a/c compressor running and the PCM turns the idle up to compensate for the drag on the engine, albeit 1000 rpms is way too high. Have the PCM cleared and drive it to see if th esame code comes back, if it does, get back to me
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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I have a 2003 chevy cavlier coupe, ecotec engine.
After an oil change the other day from my employers car repair, I notice a weird noise every once in a while when I turn or come to a stop. It sounds like its coming from the front. I would describe the noise as a draining, bubbling, grinding noise. Any ideas what it could be? Will be taking it back to the car repair.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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Take it back and have them diagnose it
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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CJ MEDEVAC
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Your Car?

I'd pull the dipstick, see what's in there!

The Medic
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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2003 Chevy Cavalier Manual 50000 miles

Accidentally poured oil down the dipstick tube, filled the tube most of the way up (cannot get the dipstick even 1/4 of the way into the tube anymore). I'm unsure what to do as I doubt it's safe to turn on to take it into a shop anywhere. Please help!
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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Don not start the vehicle. You risk creating too much internal pressure that may damage the engine block. Raise the vehicle. Get under the the vehicle with a large drain pan, and remove the drain plug from the oil pan. The oil pan is the one under the passenger seat.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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Will not shift into drive, motor accelerates when push on gas peddel but will not shift into drives, shifter slides between neutral and drive position, motor sounds rough around drivebelt, changed tranaxle fluid and filter, and seal drained coolaint replaced with new, changed thermostat drained oil, replaced with new oil and filter
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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TY ANDERSON
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Did you have any issues before the transmission oil was drained or in other words when did your concern occur? Are you sure you have enough transmission fluid inside the transaxle if so, exactly how did you check the fluid level? Answer my questions and get back to me, TY
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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The same thing, not shifting as if in second gear but motor revs with throtal pressed. Fluid touches top line in the hex marks. The fluid was burnt and had some type of debries in bottom of drain pan. After these changes it clunks hard when droped in drive but test drive proves no drive gear , and no power up incline in second gear and then stalls from RPM raised for a short period of time runing the motor. Thank You for your seguestions.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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TY ANDERSON
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It sound like you have a problems with the transmission. Most transmission fluid levels are check with the engine running at operation temperature and the vehicle parked on a level surface.
Really the only other things that could cause this is a electrical issue or mechanical failure in the transmission. I'm leaning toward transmission on this one especially if there was debri in the oil pan.
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Monday, May 11th, 2020 AT 12:28 PM (Merged)
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I had my oil changed today and the lube tech informed me that I had a big leak possibly a crankshaft seal? I am a single mother could someone please tell me what this means and how much it will cost?
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