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1993 skylark 4 cylinder this car will die at red lights and when you give it the gas it dies. Fuel filter had black liquid that poured out when changed. Did run hot but put new hose . Shop now says it has a croaked piston? They used a diagnostic read out ? Can this be found if no one has actually looked at the piston? Wants 7 grand to make her run right! I don't think so !

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Wow, for seven grand you could buy 3 of them.
To start with, black liquid in the fuel filter means you have some serious junk in the gas tank. And thats not good for the pump or the injectors.
A croaked piston should mean that cylinder has no compression. Which would require running a compression test to verify.
A scanner might show a dead cylinder but not the reason why.
And a 4 cyl engine with a dead cylinder will not run very well if at all.

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    This is my daughters car and I will be shopping for another car tomorrow! Geez! The shops are crazy with there figured ! Lol! I myself like working on bikes ! Yep the old school way ! This computerized stuff is for the birds and your bank account ! Lol! Have a awesome night !

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Holy cow! Are they dumb enough to think anybody would go for that? On a 20 year old skylark?
No opinion on the diagnosis. Perhaps so. It does sound like it would take more than it's worth to fix, though. Sell it for scrap and buy a nice car for not even half of $7000. Don't you love greedy dealers? lol.

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