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My 1999 volvo S70 sounds real loud. There is like A clanking type of noise. The check engine light is on. The light next to the check engine light comes on and off( mostly on).i put coolant in recently cause it was running low. The car now is over heating but the gadge does not forwarn the problem. I just say black smoke come out of the muffler when I started it.what is going on? I am A mother of 3 and just bought the car and am really scared. Can someone please help me?

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  • andreelgin May 15, 2010

    Few things to look into: 1. If you have not had a tune up in the past 3 years you should look at: - new spark plugs (the mechanic can diagnose if it is a elctrical issue) - new fuel filter (maybe fuel pump... black smoke indicates it burning rich) - air filter change - you will need to check that your coolant is at least 50:50, it will need to be bled (do a search on youtube to learn how to do it the traditional way and in the alternative go to a garage) - change your oil. So that is the basics. Now if you are overheating you might have other issues like a bum thermostat (40$) or heater core... or rad... The clanking could be a timing belt. Best to bring it in to a dealer to diagnose... then take it to a good mechanic for a second, third, fourth, fifth opinion.....



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Hi black smoke is not good, and you say the water level is going down. im sorry to inform you may have a blown head gasket. rough running engine lite, if you have just bought the vehicle i would recommend taking it back to were you bought the vehicle.

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it might have a blown head gasket unfortunatly
need to go to the dealer to have checked

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