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1994 AWD Astro van overheated, then lost ALL power

We bought this van approximately 8 days ago. It idled hard when we got it, but then we started getting a loud knocking noise whenever you hit the accelerator. It started driving really rough and then we started losing power and it died when we were trying to get off the highway. There was alot of smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe and from under the hood. Once it cooled down (about 40 minutes later), it started back up. Then, when we got on the freeway, we started losing all power. It then died. No lights, engine won't even turn over. Any Ideas?

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It seems that the engine blew. the rings, rod bearings, main bearing etc. Sorry but it sounds like that. Especially the smoking at the exhaust. take it back to the one who sold it to you.If possible.

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