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Car makes a clicking sound and then just dies

The last couple of days when we drive our car, it makes a clicking noise in the engine, when we accelerate, and then it just stalls and dies. It smells like their might be burning oil, but we filled the oil till it was full. The car afterwards will not start up immediately, but takes an hour or so to start again, and then it is fine until we drive it again for a long period. Any suggerstions?

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Before you do anything about my posting above, answer these questions will you ? Just out of curiosity, did you happen to notice if it happens more when the temperature outside is warmer ? When was last time fuel filter was changed?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Have you been watching your temperature gauge? I'd have the cooling system tested & flushed just to be sure there isn't something more serious going on. Is your coolant level staying up?

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Your car is over heating but even if you look at the temp it could be wrong if there if no water on it to tell it the temp but like motor 1258
said check your cooling system and also go to a shop that will see if you need to replace your head gasket also thermostat may be stuck. hop that helps

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