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Black exhaust smoke comes out of tail pipe, now it wont run how do I fix this and where do i start

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Black smoke from exhaust usually means too rich in gas. Ratio of gas and air mixture. Maybe a dirty air filter, bad maf or map sensor. Good Luck

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Black smoke is a sign of too much fuel. First make sure the air filter is clean. Now note if the check engine light works, and if it stays on, get the codes read to get an idea of what error the computer has found. (A bad coolant sensor for the computer can make the computer think that it's well below freezing and increase fuel) Try these as a start.

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First i would like to thank dms363 and dr 260 for there good answers,for the not starting bit,check the rear exhaust pipe to see if any pressure comes out when cranking,if not then you will find that your catalytic converter is blocked from being too rich, all the fine holes in it are most likely to block pressure coming out,or you can have,one spark plug removed and try starting it,it should start,if there is nothing wrong with the map sensor.good luck

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