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1999 Chevrolet Prizm Base 4dr Sedan

1999 Chevrolet Prizm
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Compact
31 mpg city / 37 mpg hwy
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July 20, 2012, 7:46 am

Latl J
 

Question: Black smoke

Car problems (black smoke)?

car stopped on the freeway it acts like it wanna start but it won't and I seen black smoke coming out the exhaust I think, what could this be? P.s. car wasn't over heating (1999 Chevy prizm)
Oh now the battery light is on and brake light and it wasn't before


July 30, 2012, 10:26 pm

Tyler O
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Check the engine computer for any codes as a first step. Sounds like maybe a failure of a critical sensor. Black smoke is usually fuel, blue is oil, white is steam/coolant.


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