oil coolant hose breaks and drains all the oil from the motor

Asked by Aug 15, 2008 at 12:40 AM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

aloha,I have a 93z71 1500k w/350 motor 5.7,the oil coolant hose broke and drained all the oil from my motor while driving,but not more then 1 mile into it the check gage light comes on then a few seconds later my truck shut down.I get out and see that the oil coolant hose busted.and oil all over the ground.I then tow it home not that far maybe 1mile .I change out the hose put more oil in the motor and try too start it,my battery is charged and I can hear my starter clicking but my truck will not turn over.could it be my starter,alternator or is my motor in the grave.

7 Answers

25

Yes unfortunatly your motor may be in the grave...I would see if you could turn over the engine with a breakerbar via the harmonic balancer on the front of the engine by hand before you give up on it...see if it budges... if your lucky the oil may have just shorted out starter or somthing...But I never have that kind of luck myself...Well I dont believe in luck anyway.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
5

are you sure that its the motor oil. CM products use dex cool which is an oil based coolant designed to lubricate as it cools. you might want to try a simple oil change as the computer is not letting the engine start as there is too much oil in the crank case. It could also be something as simple as a bad ground. Just some things to ponder. You complained about oil on the ground, some of the coolant might be interfering with the ground somewhere and you are losing a solid connection. Gavin

35

You prolly just shorted out the starter. At least that's cheaper then a new engine.

375

when you turn the key on engine off does the fuel pump run for a few seconds then shut off? I believe tat in the older trucks also , if your oil pressure senso doesn't see soo much psi it will not send power to the fuel pump.

5

there is a realy good chance that the motor is toast. when u run a motor out of oil it dosent take long for them to seize up especially if they are under a load like going down the street

445

Well i would try removing the serpintine belt then try to start it, but dont leave it run long because obviously the water pump will not be running. it could be a coincidence that this happened at the same time but that style had a defect in the alternator. the alternator would overheat and baisically just weld itself stuck. to make this hard to diagnose was the serpintine belt would have enough tension that it would not slip, it would just hold the motor stuck. try it and let me know what you find out

55

u MAY be able to save ur pistons but ur crank is probly done.

Your Answer

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 173,892 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $955.

ZIP:

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

  • #1
    John Carson
    Reputation
    2,780
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,080
  • #3
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    1,820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,182 Great Deals out of 64,427 listings starting at $999
Used Ford F-150
3,194 Great Deals out of 223,415 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
391 Great Deals out of 30,543 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
419 Great Deals out of 11,095 listings starting at $950
Used Toyota Tundra
666 Great Deals out of 33,929 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
684 Great Deals out of 45,119 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ram 1500
1,372 Great Deals out of 120,921 listings starting at $5,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
792 Great Deals out of 41,769 listings starting at $1,987
Used Chevrolet Colorado
348 Great Deals out of 38,346 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
431 Great Deals out of 48,934 listings starting at $1,899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
441 Great Deals out of 31,629 listings starting at $1,450
Used GMC Sierra 2500HD
96 Great Deals out of 14,160 listings starting at $3,900
Used Dodge Charger
444 Great Deals out of 33,900 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Mustang
581 Great Deals out of 39,716 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500
9 Great Deals out of 234 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.