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Black smoke K I bought a 1996 sunfire 2.2 and from the second day i have had it has been sucking up the gas terribly and periodocally black smoke almost sute will fly out of her..there are new plugs gas filter new map sensor fuel pump..and new fron oxegyn sensor..any idea? please I cant afford the gas lol

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Black smoke out of exhaust? if so, piston rings or maybe valve or vavle seats. For piston rings, motor needs to be rebuilt. For valves, neads a valve job. Either way, big money.

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What could be causing misfiring, billowing black smoke when revved and really bad gas mileage

Is your choke stuck on? The float in your carb could be stuck.
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Our sunfire still idles rough and blows black smoke , we just had it tuned up at one shop then a secound shop repleced the EGR valve.

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I just bought a 1996 Geo Tracker at a auction (my last purchase for auto at auction) and I need help. its a 2 door 2 wheel drive automatic with 111,000 miles. First problem it has a little white smoke and...

the transmission problem could be an oil change and the shifting could be a vacuum hose or actuator problem
both fairly simple
white smoke normally indicates water ( head gasket, EGR valve problem) you will have to take it to an accredited service center for a closer diagnosis
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My 96 sunfire 2.2 l auto idels rough and blows out black smoke when i rev up the motor. i also hesitates on the highwy

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