Sentra Popped, Sparked, Smoked, Died

Asked by Mar 14, 2019 at 11:17 PM about the 2008 Nissan Sentra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son said the oil like would occasionally
flash. He checked the oil and it was ok. Two
days later, it was driving horribly, he was just
pulling into our driveway. Something popped,
a spark/flame flashed from under car, near
tire on passenger’s side and a puff of smoke
came out. The car completely died. Looking
u see the good, it spewed oil and also leaked
oil underneath. It won’t turn over, no click,
nothing.  Is it seized up???  Hoping it’s
something that can be fixed.  The picture
shows the flash under the car.

1 Answer


Sounds like you threw a rod and it penetrated the oil pan causing the oil leak and the flame. Engine's gone, and repairs will cost more than the car's worth. Sorry.

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