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My camry v6 emits black smoke and jerks in traffic, what is the cause and whats the solution?

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You have three things to check Firstly,check all the vacuum lines going from the motor to the firewall, these cause the motor to vibrate violently at idle position because some times they become loose. Secondly,check the throttle body,there is a buy pass valve that gets so gummed that it will stick in the open position and there will be no power (no turbo boost) some times you can just lightly tap it and it will close(you will see it close).
Thirdly and lastly,check the tubing going to the inter cooler, it's very low to the ground and very easy to knock loose when you run over some thing.

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