My 99 Volkswagen hat won't hold oil and it dies off when I'm driving and is making a ticking sound what is going on

Holly Solis

Asked by Jan 19, 2016 at 01:57 PM about the Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: General

My car has been having a little leakage from the oil but nothing major I've
always had oil in it I had my oil changed its been about a good mom and I
haven't changed it so from the original time and all of a sudden its leaking
oil like crazy it will not hold it so when I started my car instead of making a
ticking sound but kept going and all of a sudden it just died off but it still

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Don't drive it until the oil leak is fixed, you will ruin the engine if you do. Don't even start it unless it has oil in it, continuing to do so may have already damaged the engine. Without knowing where the oil leak is coming from it is hard to tell you much else.

Holly Solis

OK I cant leave it there but it's part and it seems like nobody will help me now so how and when how is the best way I can find out where the leak is his phone for some reason I know my car and I feel that its not major like I said it still starts but its just leaking oil as soon as I put it in so is it gone

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