How do I fix low compression in a diesel engine?

The diesel engine in my Toyota Corolla has been acting up recently. I’m dealing with regular misfires and poor performance. I’m pretty sure the issue lies with the engine’s compression. So, how do I fix low compression in a diesel engine?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Engine issues can be frustrating. To fix low compression in a diesel engine, you’ll need to find and replace the broken part** causing your compression issues.
There are multiple possible culprits for low compression in the engine. The most likely reasons for low compression are: *Holes in a piston. *Leaky valves. *Damaged head gasket.
Open the hood of your car and check these individual components. If anything is loose or there is any visible damage, you’ve found your problem. To resolve the low compression issue, you’ll need to replace the problem part.
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