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You have bad rings or valves not seating -sorry Denny

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My 2006 kia sportage lost power while driving. It has fuel and spark. The engine cranks but won't turn over. cylinders show no compression and the only trouble code is for crank position sensor.

No compression and no start with a cam sensor code makes me think that you have a broken timing belt. If true, there has been some engine damage. The pistons will hit the valves and cause bent valves/ holes in pistons.

Mar 02, 2017 | 2006 Kia Sportage

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I have a 1995 Corolla 1.6 GLE Fuel Injection.Problem is low compression when changing from 1st to 2nd and 3rd gears (low power) but after 100 kph it seems normal.What could the problem be

-Low compression is always lost power.
there are few things cause this.
-Worn out piston ring.
-Worn out valves (Not seat properly tight)

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Jan 30, 2017 | 1995 Toyota Corolla

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What is compression ratio of a trw l2292 piston,it is .030 over

The compression ratio does not depend on the piston, it depends on the application.
Different engines/motors have different compression ratios.
This piston will fit more than one model year and application, so you will want to look it up by "what motor you are fitting it into".
However, this being said, TRW may very well have limits of compression their piston of that number will take.
All pistons are designed to meet certain criteria.
TRW alone might know their limits.
God bless your efforts.

Mar 31, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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No compression number 1 cylinder did the leak test on valve no leaks piston looks ok please help

There are 4 main possibilities:
- Bad Valve seats
- Bad compression rings
- Bad head gasket
- Bad piston.
If there is no compression as in ZERO on a compression test, I'd look for a stuck open valve or a hole in the piston.
A blown head gasket will give different symptoms depending on where it's gone. Look for water in the oil, low coolant level, pull the oil filler cap and look for water vapour.

Mar 04, 2015 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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1998 dodge dakota overheated was ran hot lost all power an shutdown

When an engine gets hot, you must shut it off before it gets so hot that it begins to lose power. Sometimes this simply can't be done safely. Once the engine gets so hot that it shuts down, permanent damage may have be done. Bearing can gall, piston rings can break, piston crowns melt, but usually the oil breaks down and the main damage is to bearings and perhaps the crankshaft. Diagnostics would include changing the oil, attaching a good mechanical oil pressure gauge then spin the engine with the spark plugs removed to see how bad the damage is. If oil pressure is adequate, run a compression test. This should give you enough information to decide if the engine can be saved without a major overhaul. Low compression can mean blown head gaskets, warpped heads, broken piston rings, warpped valves, etc.

Jan 01, 2015 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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Different compression is in piston

Truck is only twelve years old. How many miles? I would shop around for a replacement motor, changing the entire motor may be cheaper than rebuilding the old one. Get quotes.

Nov 27, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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What kind of damage could i do to my dodge 2001 neon running with number 3 piston havng no compression

what probably happened is that when your timing belt broke the #3 piston most likely hit the valves hence the lost of compression. you will need to take the cylinder head off and have it rebuilt.

Dec 19, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Lost compression and now there is a loud knocking noise in my 454 vortec engine

Bent valves would be number one cause. Check the timing. If you lost time, your valves are tapping the pistons causing the knock. When the valves tap the pistons they bend and don't close all the way, so the cylinders cant make compression.

Oct 17, 2012 | Chevrolet Chevy Cars & Trucks

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Hello, You can still have Ring issues with good compression. The pistons have different types of rings on them to do different jobs. The top rings are your power rings, the bottom rings are your oil rings.

The oil rings prevent the block pressure and oil slop from being drawn up into the cylinder. The piston creates a siphon action and the oil rings prevent the oil from climbing the cylinder walls. All it takes is for the rings to rotate around the piston and have the ring ends line up.

That is why you offset the rings on installation from 90 to 120 degrees. It staggers the gaps of the rings for a better seal. Now you can get oil vapor if the compression rings line up to allow compression into the crankcase through the gaps on the piston rings.

Sometimes the valve stem seals can leak and allow exhaust into the upper block if you have valves that are not seating correctly.

Jul 16, 2011 | Mercury Topaz Cars & Trucks

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Over heated then lost power

probly lost compression in some of the pistons, do a compression test on all cylinders

Mar 12, 2011 | 1998 Isuzu Trooper

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