Auto Systems and Repair: Piston

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Engine misfire
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Knocking or slapping noise from inside engine

Related Repair Advice

  • A failed piston can cause internal engine damage; the engine might need to be replaced
  • A "short block" replacement may also be recommended—this replacement only includes the lower parts of the engine and leaves out the cylinder head and intake manifold

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