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Start sometimes and falls dead and check engine lights reads knock senser, closed coolant curcit, and something with coolant senser. The car took awhile to start yesterday and had a loud gas smell and after reving for about 2 mins it was fine until this morning start and falling dead when i get off the gas

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I would try and replace the knock sensor. If the sensor reads a knock or any movement it shouldn't be doing the car will shut off right then and there and then you have to wait a while for it to start again.

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