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Old 06 Apr 2009, 09:49 am
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I have and 01 cruiser and someone drove it and check engine lite came on and they found it low on oil. they put oil in and try to start it but now it won't start. any suggestions as to why this is the case
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Old 06 Apr 2009, 10:55 am
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Default Re: 01 cruiser low oil

The low oil light doesn't pop on till your at least 2 quarts low. If the car continues to be driven, serious things can happen internally.

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Old 06 Apr 2009, 11:04 am
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but the thing is the engine never shut down. The driver turned it off. So I really don't know it there is actuallu any internal damage
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I guess it all depends on how long the driver went before shutting down after the light came on. He/she might tell you one thing and did another. The engine internals get extremely hot and expand. Even when the engine was turned off the heat stays there and even gets hotter because there's no air flowing around the engine and the water pump isn't pumping and there's a shortage of oil in the first place to keep metal parts away from each other.

My opinion: get it to a garage to have some tests done.
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Old 06 Apr 2009, 11:52 am
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I hear ya crewzin. Guess they will have to do just that as I'm in Maryland and the car is in North Carolina.. Thx
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Old 06 Apr 2009, 07:31 pm
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Does it crank over or not turn? If it tries to start that's better than if starter can't turn...
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yes it turns over great but I don't know if it has spark or not. I'm now waiting on family down where the car is to get back to me.
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