low oil pressure pontiac grand am 1997

trese
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low oil pressure pontiac grand am 1997

Unread post by trese » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:26 am

when i start my car the oil light comes on motor shakes violentlyn and then car cuts off and drains the battery

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Re: low oil pressure pontiac grand am 1997

Unread post by ProTech » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:42 pm

Looks like you have quite a problem there! If the oil light is coming on, you could have some major internal engine damage due to low oil pressure/lack of oil. This may be the cause of the violent shaking you are experiencing, such a thrown rod or broken piston. If damage has occurred you will most likely be looking at having to replace the entire engine.

This would be best diagnosed in person, so I would suggest getting the car towed to a shop. Depending on miles and condition, this car might not be worth repairing or spending a few thousand dollars on to get it up and running again.
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