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I was driving on the HWY today and my car suddenly lagged and started puffing black smoke. Even when gearing down. Got towed home and now when I start the car, it sputters and has what sounds like a slight knocking sound. No panel lights have come on.

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I would do an oil change first and double check to make sure the oil is always at top level without over filling it. If the problem persists after that, then check your air filter, fuel filter and spark system.

Black smoke is usually caused by a bad oil seal, clogged air filter or fuel problem.

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