Engine grind noise

#1
My 05 w/ 4.2 broke down on the wife yesterday. She said it made a loud popping sound and pulled to the right and stalled . I went and looked at it after work and it starts and makes a horrendous noise for a few seconds and stalls. It has oil showing on dipstick. I took belt off and sane thing still. ( We've had the power steering leaking and thought maybe that seized but no) any suggestions on what to check?? We have 211,000 miles on it
 
#2
Hard to diagnose something like this at a distance. If possible to make a video, that would help. However, since you took the belt off, if it has a very mechanical type noise, it might not be good. One thing comes to mind is something with the timing chain since it also stalls.
 

Mike534x

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#3
If you get it started, can you feel any kind of vibration if you have your hand over the timing chain cover? (where the oil is poured into the engine).

A video would be helpful, but if its as loud as you say it is then something inside the engine has gone south.
 

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