What do I do to find out what damage was caused

Asked by Feb 03, 2016 at 12:36 AM about the 2003 Dodge Stratus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The radiator ran completely
dry because cap was left off
the car started making noise I
tried to pull over and the car
died then all of the oil came
out I had the car towed and its
been parked haven't tried to
start it at all I was told to fill
the radiator and to put oil in it

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I would do a compression check, and or leakdown test to make sure cylinders still have compression before any thing else, would definitely replace fluids before starting the car again

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If all the oil came out it was likely through a hole in the engine made by a thrown rod which means you would need a new engine.

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