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2009 nissan navara d22. driving when a noisy tappet sound

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2009 nissan navara d22 . driving when a noisy tappet sound then oil light came on. stopped within 200m and topped up the oil. Now engine wont start just a clunk when i turn the key like a faulty starter. Dash message shows oil change -9999 the oil good. Im unable to start engine to see if the engine or oil in fuel lights go out.
JA: Can you turn the steering wheel at all? And what about the key? Is it worn or damaged?
Customer: Yeah can do that had it tilt trayed home
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2009 nissan navara d22 diesel str
JA: Are you fixing your Navara yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing.. reading forums and bought a Haynes workshop manual...
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I know it was overdue for oil change and has been blowing a little more black smoke under load due to city driving
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hi there,

Noisy tappet sound, then oil light came on, now engine does not crank?

Sounds like engine seizure to me.

First thing to do now is determine whether you can turn the engine by hand with a breaker bar and socket.


Expert:  Gary replied 8 months ago.

Hello again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards