2005 Hyundai Accent Engine stooped - no oil (duh!)

Tiny
KIM95472
  • MEMBER
  • 2005 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 70,000 MILES
My car shuddered and cut out after running perfectly. I restarted it to get it off the road and it cut out again very quickly. After inspecting everything it had no engine oil. I tried to put new oil in and it all pours in a steady run out the bottom of the engine somewhere and it has never restarted - it just makes a solid "clunk" sound even though the battery is fully charged. I had an oil change a month ago and the car has only ever needed topping up once or twice in the 5 years I have owned it. What could have happened? Is this some sort of wear and tear thing or could it have been the Oil Change Comapany's doing? Should I get an mechanic to look at it before approaching the company?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 11:49 PM

4 Replies

Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
Hi there,

The engine has seized due to the lack of oil, now if the sump plug is missing it may have been left loose by the oil change company, but you will have a time trying to prove it, if the plug is fitted and there is a hole in the sump, you may have just spun a bearing and thrown a rod, you should get this inspected by a mechanic first.

Mark (mhpautos)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
KIM95472
  • MEMBER
Hi and thank you for that awesome and quick response! OK, so I had my car towed to a very reputable repair shop and they confirmed that my oil plug was missing and they told me it all pointed to the oil change I had done about 7 weeks back. I contacted the Oil Change Company (will mention the name later) and they are going to send out an investigator tomorrow. I will post the result as soon as I have something to tell you. You rock! And thank you again!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
  • EXPERT
OK, I hope that the investigation is in your flavor, let me know how it pans out.

Thank you for using 2carpros,

Your feed back is always welcome.

Mark (mhpautos)
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 6:36 AM
Tiny
KIM95472
  • MEMBER
Hi Mark,

Well the Oil Change Company (and I will mention the name once all is complete) have agreed to replace my engine and are paying for a rental car. No questions asked. It just goes to show that there are some companies out there that have real integrity!

Kim


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/467079_images_1.jpg

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 AT 2:40 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides