Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car started smoking and oil leaked out

asked by on

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.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Trac off light turns on every time I drive

The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors that communicate with the Power Train Control Module (PCM) regarding steering...

Q: My car wont start battery, alternator, and starter has been replaced....lights come on and it turnsover it clicks ...

Hi there. In most cases, when the engine clicks over and the starter will engage initially but stops, it's caused either by a starter or ignition relay that is faulty - or the starter motor is not correctly installed and...

Q: Ran over tire on interstate, checked underneath car and greenish liquid is dripping/pouring near bottom of radiator. Any advice?

Hi there. Chances are, running over the tire on the interstate has created a radiator problem for your vehicle. The light greenish fluid you are seeing, is most likely coolant/antifreeze.The broken plastic piece near the bottom of the radiator, probably...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...