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Engine Trouble 1993 Nissan Altima GXE, 4 cylinder, 5-speed: The engine rotates, but will not start. The engine stumbles upon acceleration, and throughout driving speed. The engine backfires, a blue/black stinky (not rotten egg stinky, more like chemistry experiment gone very bad stinky) smoke comes out, and I'm hearing a rattling/clapping noise towards the passenger rear side. After shifting from gear to gear, the engine will lack power, then suddenly surge ahead full power....over and over again. I have recently replaced the egr valve, catalytic converter, spark plugs and the fuel injectors. Any ideas? Also, If perchance one or more of the fuel injectors are bad, would I hear the rattling/clapping noise in the rear/left side during/after the engine backfires? Thanks, Brandy Alexander

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Your getting backfires? hmm interesting. Seems like your engine is getting flooded and either purging it out of the exhaust or burning it all at once or both (backfire). Sounds like a leaky engine valve to me.There again the bluish smoke indicates to me thatyou are leaking oil somewhere- bad rings or head gasket maybe, which could cause a loss of compression which could also cause your problems.That rattling from the left/rear side sounds like a bad muffler try kicking the muffler (not hard though) next time you walk by it.

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