Best Answer

knocking is probably a rocker but might be a rod, sounds like its time for a master rebuild kit First check if the motor pulley. Located at the lowest part of the engine, when the v-belt runs. check if this is not loose. For poor compression, check timing on the car an a possiblilty for new spark plugs

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2006-03-31 13:49:26
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Knocking noise in the engine of your 82 Mazda 323 low compression poor idle anyone any idea what could be wrong?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Mazda mx 6 compression engine?

compression engine for make power up at Mazda mx6 how make it up

What if your 99 Mazda 626 is not firing?

if the distributor is not firing. check to see if your engines compression; if compression is at zero, then you need a new engine. Mazda millenia, 626, ford probe have this problem.

What should the engine compression be for a 2 liter Mazda engine?

All the cylinders should be within 10% from the lowest reading to the highest reading for a healthy engine.

Why is there a knocking noise in your Mazda tribute 03?

It is broken.

Mazda rf diesil has knocking sound why?

extreme cold temperatures might cause Mazda rf diesil to make knocking sound , however; it is recommended that you get it checked from the mechanic.

What happened to my Mazda 626 it's dumping oil and knocking there is a hole in the oil pan looks like something 'shot' through from the engine is the whole engine screwed?

Yes it is

How much compression should a 2005 Mazda rx8 rotary engine have?

10:1 - 12:1 through that range is fine

Why is a knocking sound coming from engine in a Mazda 626?

Mine was making a knocking sound and I filled it up with premium gas. Sounds crazy but it actually stopped the valves from chattering. Might try it on your next fill up. 93 Octane.

Mazda rx8 there is abnormal noise from engine while starting the engine the noise is like rubbing noise we already check all drive belt and all engine and exhaust bracket and engine and ger support.?

My first test would be a compression test, it takes special equipment as it is a dynamic not static compression test.

Where is engine number on Mazda 121?

looking for an engine no on a mazda 1992 121,were is it locoteded on engine

What type of engine is in a Mazda rx7?

The Mazda Rx7 has the Wankel Rotary Engine in it

What causes a loud knocking noise in front driver side of a 2001 Mazda?

It's the spirit of the car knocking on the side saying "HELLO??? TAKE ME TO A MECHANIC!"

Where exactly is the starter on a 1994 Mazda Protege located and does anyone have a diagram of it?

aft side of the engine about the center bottom area.

Should I replace Mazda engine or buy new car?

Replace the Mazda engine.

Does the Ford Ranger have a Mazda engine?

Depends which one, 2.3 for sure is a Mazda engine

What the best Mazda engine?

The ROTARY engine is the best engine that Mazda made. It is still in use in the RX 8s

Can anyone adive of where to locate a Vacuum diagram for 1986 Mazda B2000 1998 CC or 2.0 liter engine?

from Mazda or you could try your local library they often have workshop books.

Estimated cost to install new engine for MAZDA 626?

How much is a engine for a Mazda 626

What size engine does the 2014 Mazda MAZDA5 have?

The 2014 Mazda MAZDA5 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2006 Mazda MAZDA5 have?

The 2006 Mazda MAZDA5 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 have?

The 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 have?

The 2009 Mazda MAZDA3 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2003 Mazda MAZDA6 have?

The 2003 Mazda MAZDA6 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 have?

The 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 has an inline 4 engine.

What size engine does the 2008 Mazda MAZDA6 have?

The 2008 Mazda MAZDA6 has an inline 4 engine.