Question about 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door

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Turned off ignition, car tried to restart itself, smelled something burning, smoke from under hood, car shut down, except for what sounded like fan, now it will not even turn over. lights work. smoke stopped.

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Try having your carberrator reset as this is proberbly the problem

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