All of a sudden engine locked up

Tiny
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  • 2003 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 158,000 MILES
I had the oil change this past June third and the engine locks July ninth mechanic claims no oil. But I had an oil change five weeks prior.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 10:58 AM

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Tiny
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Any helps appreciated. Thank you.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 10:59 AM
Tiny
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Please help!
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 11:10 AM
Tiny
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Were there any leaks noticed? Also did you take it back to the same place that did the oil change that told you no oil it locked up? There had to be oil when they changed it or it would not have driven for five weeks.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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No leaks. No overheating. Since car cut off in highway. Could not tow to oil change place towed to nearest place in which they checked dipstick had oil. I put in a new battery did not need. Got new starter did not need. Then another guy looks deeper says oh no, no oil. And something in lower level not connected. Mind you guys at advance auto looked at this. Called oil change place told them what I was told. They get smart say have mechanic call me. And hangs up. My cars in Maryland I am now in Pennsylvania. Mechanic said looks like when the oil change was done they did not connect oil plug. Then tells me I need an engine. I am devastated.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 11:28 AM
Tiny
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So the drain plug had fallen out?
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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That would be an oil leak.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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There was no oil leakage in my parking spot. I only drive ti work and home. Car stays parked mainly. Until I drove to Maryland. In which I checked the oil stick before I jumped on the highway and it had oil on it. Could it had leaked while I was driving no more than two hours away? Is there any way to unlock engine now that its been sitting a week?
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:10 PM
Tiny
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I want to faint!
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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When the oil change was done it wouldn't an oil leak be noticeable? But again no oil in my parking spot at work or home.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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So the drain plug fell out? I have seen drain plugs leak very little or not all till they come out. If there was no oil engine is done heat friction melting it is done. I would contact the oil change place. If they do not want to take care of it take them to court that is if the drain plug fell out.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:38 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, I have been told that. Having a mechanic look at it thoroughly to be sure the problem, but I think the drain plug is the issue.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:41 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome, keep me posted on what happens.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 12:43 PM
Tiny
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Will definitely keep you posted, thanks so much.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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You are welcome. We are here to help.
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Sunday, July 17th, 2016 AT 4:25 PM

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