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1997 Olds LSS: 3800 engine, 198 K miles. Driving to work, engine started running rougn and experienced a loss of power; check engine light came on, drove ~2 miles to work. When I parked it, black smoke was coming out from the rear of the engine compartment. Checked the oil level and coolant level, all was normal. Once it cooled off, again checked the levels and removed the radiator cap, again all normal. What could be the problem?
Sounds like one or two of the many sensors may have failed,. Like everyone else said... scan it...good luck.
Posted on May 06, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The car runs fine when
Sounds like air in the cooling system.What year camaro?What engine size?Have vehicle running at operating temp and slightly open cooling system bleeder (if equiped) leave open until you get coolant only and no more air.If this doesnt work have cooling system pressure tested.Could be a blown gasket somewhere.Good Luck!!!!!
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
SOURCE: engine running to cool
Replace the thermostat. If thermo is stuck open, coolant only heats up when there is no flow over radiator(idle) and then cools down when driving. Also, check coolant level, same response as stuck thermo.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: check engine light has come on
You need a code scanner hooked up to it to find out why the light is on.
If there is an advanced auto or an autozone near you, go there and tell them the engine light is on, and you need a code retrieved. They don't charge for this, where other places do. Tales about a minute.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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