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Will sugar in my gas tank do this

My 2002 grand am was running perfect then the next day when it was started the exaust smells like gas and the motor is loud

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  • llowe68 May 10, 2009

    ty 4 your help

  • llowe68 May 11, 2009

    the motor n my 2002 grand am ran great then the next day i started it and the motor was louder than usual with a kind of ticking sound it starts ok now but had to pump it to start it the other day

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If it was sugar then after awhile the car will stop running

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