Chances I caused serious damage to my engine

Asked by Aug 26, 2014 at 07:36 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.9L engine. First off I drove it  with low oil for a
week and a half (I know I'm an idiot). Now, when if I drive it for a bit then turn it off then
try to start it again it doesn't start. It doesn't make any noises it just does nothing
when I turn the key. This just started happening today and it made a loud knocking on
only one occasion when trying to start it. I'm really scared that I seriously damaged
the engine. I'm assuming I did. What are the chances I blew my engine?

7 Answers

67,565

Very likely if you heard a knock.

99.99%

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
35,005

Sorry today but stick a fork in it. It's done.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Expensive lesson eh guys

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
67,565

Yes, pay,s to keep a check on your fluid,s,even on the old and new,you never know when it,s gona spring a leak.

98,545

TAPS RIP

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
67,565

Like that, Tennisshoes,

Your Answer

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 10,657 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,390
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,170
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,570
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,116 Great Deals out of 181,536 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,132 Great Deals out of 181,503 listings starting at $1,898
Used Dodge Ram 2500
137 Great Deals out of 5,061 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
791 Great Deals out of 67,767 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Tundra
437 Great Deals out of 33,419 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tacoma
563 Great Deals out of 41,710 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
339 Great Deals out of 43,334 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Dakota
123 Great Deals out of 3,642 listings starting at $1,650
Used Dodge Ram 3500
88 Great Deals out of 2,158 listings starting at $4,993
Used Jeep Wrangler
271 Great Deals out of 15,725 listings starting at $2,997

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LB 4WD For Sale
1 listings starting at $8,995
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LB 4WD For Sale
4 listings starting at $7,995

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.