my 2005 chevy cavalier made a loud sewing machine sound and died wont start i tried starting it and it wont start

Asked by Sep 17, 2012 at 02:59 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It made a loud sewing machine type noise then it died when I
stopped it wouldn't start back up it turned over acting like it was
flooded then it made a popping sound and now just clicks when
starting

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8,015

either the valves are hammered or the engine lost all oil. any oil in the dipstick? either case.. u need a factory rebuilt engine. it seized.

35,675

The noise you heard was probably the timing chain breaking and sliding across the guides. There is a chance the pistons didn't hit the valves but jason is most likely correct unless you know how to replace the head and probably 2 pistons

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