1990 Toyota Tercel Q&A

1990 Toyota Tercel Question: What do i do iff my engine in making a knocking noise?

i have a 1990 toyota tercel. when i turn it on the engine starts making a knocking noise and continues faster if i hit the gas. i took off the header and looked at all the piston rods and everything seems to check from what i can see. oil level is fine and gas is at a quarter tank. Please help. -
Answer 1
How did you inspect piston rods without removing the OIL PAN?Maybe you were looking at the rocker arms &camshaft? -
Comment 1
yea thats what i was looking at. not the piston rods -
Answer 2
like #1 said you will have to pull the oil pan off it sounds like you have a spun bearing -
Comment 1
ok. i pulled the oil pan off. and i cant tell if anything is wrong. the only thin i see is that in left chamber there is a hole on the right wall and in the right chamber there is a hole on the left wall. the middle chamber is perfectly fine with no holes on the walls -
Comment 2
Any broken metal pieces in the pan? -
Comment 3
alright figured it all out. there was metal shavings in the oil pan and 1 piston was extremely loose, 2 others were slightly lost and on was tight. thanks everyone for the help. should i replace the three loose ones or just the main one thats busted? -
Comment 4
the best thing for you to do is pull the engine and have it rebuilt -
Comment 5
It is beyond reasonable repair, look for another ride!! -
Comment 6
that , or a good used engine , if you can find one. -