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While driving my 1997 cavalier on the interstate last week, I was going uphill and I felt less power than usual. Then I saw a cloud of black smoke behind me. This has happened 3 times. I do not lose power or notice smoke unless I am going up a steep incline. Could it be a cracked head or a bad water pump?????

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Start with checking the air filter.The black smoke means to mutch fuel and not enought air.You may want to clean your Mass Air Flow sensor as well. The have spray cans of MAF cleaner at any auto parts store and you should clean it with every air filter change.Just be sure to unplug harness before you spray it.Well good luck and hope this helps.

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