Anyone had trouble with loss of compression on cylinder #4?

woodsplit
35

Asked by woodsplit May 25, 2007 at 03:40 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Prizm

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

'02 with 57k miles.  Has an occasional pinging sound like spark knock under acceleration.  Octane boost did not help.  A compression check revealed 210 psi on cyls 1-3 and 100 psi on cyl 4!  Loss of some power is evident.

It has also been steadily consuming more oil.  Now, I need to put in about 1.5 quarts between 3000 mile changes.

1 Answer

lightGear
20,205

Check this site out. It will give you a list of what could be wrong. http://www.autozone.com/UseCase,S001/UserAction,viewSimpleDiagInfo/Parameters,info/getInTheZone.htm 1. Click on "sounds" 2. Click on "pinging" 3. Click on "acclerating" that will give a list of items to check out. Good luck.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Prizm Questions

Chevrolet Prizm Experts

#1 habana28644
habana28644
Reputation 80
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 70
#3 PhilipG
PhilipG
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,090 Great Deals out of 59,973 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Cavalier"
16 Great Deals out of 1,994 listings starting at $1,295
Used Honda Accord"
1,237 Great Deals out of 69,471 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Focus"
1,443 Great Deals out of 65,003 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,438 Great Deals out of 78,976 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Vibe"
69 Great Deals out of 1,467 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic"
946 Great Deals out of 60,966 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escort"
603 listings
Used Honda CR-V"
697 Great Deals out of 46,924 listings starting at $1,975
Used Buick LeSabre"
93 Great Deals out of 3,164 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Chevrolet Prizm For Sale
48 listings starting at $1,600
2000 Chevrolet Prizm For Sale
53 listings starting at $495
1998 Chevrolet Prizm For Sale
14 listings starting at $1,400