Oil problems


Asked by Shauna4018 Apr 08, 2018 at 07:51 PM about the 1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My oil filter wasn't tightened all the way and I
lost every bit of oil. It made a noise like
valves rattling then shut off. Is there a
sensor that makes the engine shut down??

5 Answers


No, your engine is probably damaged and will need replacing. Put oil in it and hope for the best.


It didn't knock or make any loud noises


Thank you

1 people found this helpful.

usually the first thing to suffer is the piston rings dry and seizing at the cylinder walls , if it is tight and not turning over it was very dry and ready to resist enough to shedder a camshaft , in that case pull the plugs and squirt thin oil or transmission oil on the pistons and try working the crankshaft for and back by a socket wrench on the front crank pulley nut ! the noise you hope was just the lifters collapsing from no oil pressure and no pump up

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Mirage in your area?

CarGurus has 320 nationwide Mirage listings starting at $3,495.

Postal Code:

Mitsubishi Mirage Experts

  • #1
    Arnold Lira
  • #2
    Mark L. Geddings
  • #3
    Mark Grignon
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla
170 Great Deals out of 7,039 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Civic
107 Great Deals out of 8,183 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Accent
52 Great Deals out of 1,251 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Camry
66 Great Deals out of 2,326 listings starting at $2,850
Used Honda CR-V
75 Great Deals out of 5,260 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Fiesta
34 Great Deals out of 548 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Elantra
130 Great Deals out of 5,011 listings starting at $2,888

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage For Sale
99 listings starting at $12,773
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage For Sale
88 listings starting at $11,980
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage For Sale
19 listings starting at $9,845
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage For Sale
34 listings starting at $6,995
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage For Sale
45 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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.