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1998 saturn hard starting and white smoke

I know the guy didn't do any of the things you said. He was a backyard MC that my husband trusted. We put a code finder onthe car and it read P 0404, P 0304, P 0314. Now we just need a manual to see what that means! Thanks for you time and help. Gail

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May i ask where you are from? i will look up those codes and let you know but the car needs to be torn down and may need a new cylinder head along with a gasket set, you can find the heads used for a couple hundred bucks he may have set the timing chain up wrong also and that could be your noise and the codes if that breaks the motor is toast let me know if you live around conneticut if so i can work out a deal with you i own a mobile automotive repair bussiness out of a van and dont mind traveling reasonable distances -jeff

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