Q: Car started smoking and oil leaked out

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Something sounded like it broke under my car, and it started smoking. All of the oil leaked out. And the car will start with a jump and just click when it comes on.

If you heard a noise, and all of your oil has leaked out, I suspect that you may have possibly suffered serious engine damage. I would stop driving the vehicle, and immediately have it inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, as the damage may possibly be considerable.

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