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2001 Dodge Durango produces black smoke. Any ideas? The vehicle has 152,000 miles on it. I have NEVER had any problems with this vehicle. Routine maintenance is all that has been done with the exception of a tune up.

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Black smoke is from an excessively rich mixture. Blue is oil, white is antifreeze.
Lots of possibilities.
If rough running, a fouled plug or shorting plugwire.
If uniform to all cylinders, plugged air cleaner, bad oxygen sensor, bad temperature sensor, bad air mass sensor, weak coil, retarded ignition, etc.
Start with a tune up.
Try a smaller sparkplug gap.
See if unplugging the oxygen sensor or temp sensor makes a difference. Each should.

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