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98 galant motor stalls - dies when gas is pressed

Got a 98 Galant and got stuck in the mud during deer hunting. During trying to get the car out the engine fuse blown and oxygen sensor broke. Replaced the fuse and sensor - the car starts fine. As soon as the gas is pressed the engine dies. The car will run if you press down on the gas pedal hard but black smoke will come from the exhuast and can only get top speed of 25-30 mph and 4500 rpm (doesn't shift into gear). The car dies if the car come to a stop. When I try to restart the car it doesn't start but if I take the car keys out and insert again it will start!! help ....

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  • taomental Nov 19, 2008

    It was hooked up to a diagnostic reader and all sensors were working. No error codes!!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Run the engine code tests and post those trouble codes here, until I have that I am guessing.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    shifts gears fine until about 50-55 mph when shifting to last gear wants to stall last night when it stalled my wife gave it a little more gas then the engine lost power had her stop then when we took back off the it wouldnt go over 30 mph and shift out of 1st gear and the engine started knocking made it home and water poured out of the bottom of car fired it up today and no knocking didnt try and drive it already replaced water pump added water to radiator couldnt tell wear water was coming from looked like under the water pump but just replaced the water pump before all this is was smoking out the exhuast alot of white smoke what could it be

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    car start and run when you press the gas engine will not speed up

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I would take a look at possiable damage to the PCM (powertrain control module)

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