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Cranks, but won't start

About every 3rd time I start the car, the starter cranks the engine but it won't catch. After a few tries it always eventually starts up, but when it does there is a large plume of black smoke and the engine has a very harsh idle. Revving the engine seems to remove the harsh idle.

Any ideas?

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Sounds fucked lol
i have the same car but i have no problems..

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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own a voltmeter?
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