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I was drivingdown the inerstate whan i let off the gas my 97 sunfire died and wont start again while checking the fuel pump fuse and air filter i notice smoke coming from the air filter

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Ther is no way anyone can diagnose this with what info you have given us, but I can guess,and it may not be good. It sounds like you may have lost a timing belt or other ignition component and the smoke is from gas that was left in the engine without burning it off.

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