Clicking in engine


#1

Does lack of oil in car create a problem that results in a clicking sound in engine. Car still runs but has a loud clicking which sounds like it is coming form the engine. Mechanic said car needs new engine w/o even poppin hood. Is it shot?


#2

Does it still click after adding motor oil to proper level???

Having low or little oil causes severe and expensive engine damage. However without opening the hood I would be suspect of the evaluation.

What is year/make/model and mileage of this car?


#3

It a 94 Saturn SL2. I added more oil and it still is clicking. It gets faster when you accellerate.


#4

Where’s the mileage?

Clicking noises (unless the engine does have serious issues) could come from noisy (dirty or dry) hydraulic lifters.

I believe some of the regulars here recommend the use of Seafoam to help quieten the noise.