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Not fireing 3 cylinders

Missing bad, black smoke, no power

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Needs tune up

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do a compression test.sound like your engine piston rings and valve guides are worn out.

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SOURCE: Lack of power, exhaust smoke and engine miss

Just an idea but the Ford Mondeo ( european car ) from which I believe your engine
is taken has a habit of splitting a low pressure tube at the back
of the engine this is a relatively
cheap, easy fix. The other symptom this used to throw up was a
little more black smoke from the exhaust and a pacing/ surging from
the engine.

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no year, ?

try a new spark plug e and then if wires to spark plug , replace that too. and cap and rotor if it has that....?????

then when spark is good, check compression with any $20 gauge.

no year, i give up.

1976 accord? surely ive no clue.

smoke has 3 colors, (my rules not ASE)

1 black fuel (flooding etc) can seem gray but is black .

2: white and lingers., oil burning , bad. news.

3: white and fades fast, is STEAM, like moms tea pot, look next time..

smell white smoke, smells sweet, its toxic antifreeze.

smells like oil dripped on an hot exhaust? that is the smell of oil burning

smoke where, under front of car, or at the end of the tail pipe. ?????????????

how you like my smoke rules, even mom can figure it out.

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I need to know what code p0326 means for a 2001 kia sportage. i know it a knock sensor code what do i do with information.

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Spark plugs

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Try the first issues dont change knock sensor it maybe doing its job

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Engine surges, black smoke from tailpipe, and excessive fuel consumption

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Cylinder number one stops firing, and black smoke comes out of the exhaust. I replaced the coil pack and spark plugs. when i unplug battery and reset the faults, it drives fine for a couple days. what...

honestly it sounds like you have a bad computer. there is a constant 12 volts going to each fuel injector and the computer momentarily grounds each fuel injector to activate, the black smoke is from too much gasoline and the missfire is probably from the injector either hanging open or being held open electricaly. next time it starts to missfire on number 1 cylinder try taking a stethiscope or long screw driver and put it on #1 fuel injector with the engine running and see if you hear a clicking sound. If not try unplugging the #1 Fuel injector. this won't fix the missfire but you can see if the black smoke clears up. if the smoke doesn't clear up with the injector unplugged and you are sure its # 1 cylinder thats missing, replace #1 fuel injector.

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