1994 Toyota Corolla Knocking

Tiny
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  • 1994 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 214,000 MILES
I have a 1994 Toyota Corolla with a knock in the engine. The car was running fine for the first 2 months I owned it but it burns oil (something the previous owner did not disclose). The oil sensor must have a short because it never showed that I was low on oil until it was already nearly dry and making a noise. I immediately filled it with oil and the noise seemed to be going away (I just idled it and then drove it around the parking lot a couple times). I tried driving it to the gas station and back but the noise came back and now it stalls, won't start unless gas is depressed. How do I fix it?
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 1:01 PM

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Tiny
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You will (if you want to) have to remove oil pan and inspect rod bearings, rotate rod to bottom, grasp rod if any play you probably spun a rod bearing. Check main bearings by removing main bearing cap and inspecting main bearing.

You can do this, but you most likely spun a rod/main bearing and will have to remove rebuild lower engine, or just look for a good used engine from junkyard and replace.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 6:21 AM

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