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2007 huge engine problem

hey, new here but not new to forums, i am on mirageforums.net, blazerforums.com, saabcentral.com etc

My parents own a 2007 nissan versa hatchback, 6 speed manual i think close to 100k, not sure, all highway miles, dad drives about 45 mins to work and back. Two mornings ago he got off the highway and on the offramp, it died, wouldn't turn over, all the lights worked.

got it towed to a mechanic, and they got it started, but said it is something major, and wouldn't drive it more then a couples miles, and they can't fix it because they don't do engines. have no clue what it is and we really don't have the money for this

(recently our old furniture store that is vacant that we have been trying to sell for 2 years had a buyer then the roof collapsed.)

any ideas at all would be helpful. also i should add in it has always ticked even after putting in oil, and i have noticed when i have driven it the performance has been horrible

edit again, car has almost 90k, was 5k since a oil change, but he oil change was recent, on his way to work oil light came one, so on his way home he put in two quarts. engine isn't seized

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does it make a knocking noise?


by the way, sorry to hear that. That's not really good news. Where did they take it?
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sorta hard to diagnose the problem from here. Is it knocking, ticking, did it overheat? You give no information as to what may be wrong.

However Versa motors are not that badly priced. If you do indeed need one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Engin...item43a5881f65

Sorry about the bad luck... just be glad you do not have to replace a 10K motor.

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In other nissan cars I've had the oil light coming on was the light of death. It is not just a low oil dummy light. Most likely the engine was starved for oil at one point and is now garbage. If it was ticking before it's probably knocking pretty bad now. I would check to see if your oil pan is dented or if you have a big oil leak somewhere.

Either way it would seem a new engine is in order. I can't say with 100% certainty though. Maybe bring it to someone who will inspect if further for you to get a concrete answer.

Sorry about your misfortune with the roof collapse too. On a brighter note if the car is in need of a new engine it seems people have been able to get this done for relatively low cost by purchasing a used engine and going to small independent shops.


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does it make a knocking noise?


by the way, sorry to hear that. That's not really good news. Where did they take it?
it made no knocking noise my dad said, he just went to accelerate on the highway didn't go anywhere, he put it in N to cost like always, it just shut down on him.

went to pop clutch start it and it sounded like it wanted to turn over but wouldn't
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sorta hard to diagnose the problem from here. Is it knocking, ticking, did it overheat? You give no information as to what may be wrong.

However Versa motors are not that badly priced. If you do indeed need one.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Engin...item43a5881f65

Sorry about the bad luck... just be glad you do not have to replace a 10K motor.
this is true, never knocked, always ticked, always had a information light on, but it was just a senser, didn't over heat, dad just put it in N like always, it shut down, wouldn't turn over

all i have heard so far is maybe ignition
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In other nissan cars I've had the oil light coming on was the light of death. It is not just a low oil dummy light. Most likely the engine was starved for oil at one point and is now garbage. If it was ticking before it's probably knocking pretty bad now. I would check to see if your oil pan is dented or if you have a big oil leak somewhere.

Either way it would seem a new engine is in order. I can't say with 100% certainty though. Maybe bring it to someone who will inspect if further for you to get a concrete answer.

Sorry about your misfortune with the roof collapse too. On a brighter note if the car is in need of a new engine it seems people have been able to get this done for relatively low cost by purchasing a used engine and going to small independent shops.
the only thing semi major was we had a hole in the muffler, and get a new muffler/exhaust put on. and like i mentioned, i haven't heard any knocking from it
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i am on my way to go listen to it, start it and listen i will try to make a quick video
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well what did those mechanics hear that made them say "it's something major, don't drive but a couple of miles"?

Not the words I would have used if the car just started up and had only a slight tic, which is normal for our cars and nissan's in general as the injectors are very audible.


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well what did those mechanics hear that made them say "it's something major, don't drive but a couple of miles"?

Not the words I would have used if the car just started up and had only a slight tic, which is normal for our cars and nissan's in general as the injectors are very audible.
uploading videos now, the slight tic is extremely loud, like really loud and you step on the gas and it bugs down and tics

the noise the mechanics said is like a rapping noise.

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