something has broken underneath car and all oil leaked within seconds. Any suggestions what it could be?

Asked by Mar 26, 2014 at 09:38 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drove over a speed hump at high speed unintentionally and heard a loud thud, seconds
later oil light came on and i pulled over to see oil rushing out underneath the car. Have no
idea what it could be but assuming ive put a hole in something? Any ideas...

2003 GOLF IV 1.6L

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11,115

You could have punctured the oil pan? Tore an oil line? Only way to find out for sure is to climb underneath and inspect the damage.

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4,655

No oil lines hanging down that far...most likely the oil pan. Inspect it, replace it...and stop jumping speed bumps, eh?

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21,965

your car is bleeding- do not drive it- have it towed to a mechanic- what does it matter WHAT broke? It is serious and it needs to be fixed-

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4,655

there are also aftermarket skid-plates you can install that will ensure no repeat of this accident.

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