1998 Plymouth Breeze oil service light is on

Tiny
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1998 Plymouth Breeze 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 110k miles

one day the oil light came on so I went and bought some oil, but it was a different brand from what I usually use. I drove for about 5 blocks after I put in the new oil and the car started slowing down (with my foot on the pedal) it just would not accelerate, it slowed down until it came to a complete stop. I want to know what it could it be and is it something major?
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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 AT 11:15 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

Does the engine still crank over? How low was the oil?

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Well I don't know how much oil there was in it but it was still some in there and at first it started but it made a clunking sound but it would not accelerate. Then when I tried one more time it didnt really do anything but the inside functions worked just fine (meaning the lights and radio, ect.) So I really haven't done anything with it for a year or so. So now I finally can do something with the car. So I checked the oil and there was no oil in it at all but there are no oil underneath the car so I don't think there is a leak. Well I put oil in it and it turns on now but it still makes the clunking noise and it still doesn't accelerate.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 12:52 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

The clunk is a worry, more than likely you have damaged a bearing, I feel that you will have to check for some serious engine damage to the bearings and crankshaft.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. But I tried it again today and it turned and the noise was very faint this time around.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,

I think that if you get it hot and under load, you will get a nasty noise, if you can get it drivable it's wort a drive to see what happens.

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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 AT 9:16 PM

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