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I turned on the air conditioner and about 30 minuts of turning it off, it smelled like the car was running hot, i seen smoke coming from under the hood, when i nstopped to check it there was this oil looking stuff all over the battery and some on other parts of the car..about an hour later a light came on with a symbol that has an arrow pointing down in the middle..car still smelled like it running hot..but not.

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SOURCE: 99 cavalier Smoke coming out from under dashboard!

now this may be a long shot... but i had a similar problem on my cutlass. but it wasnt wiring...... it was from the tube running from the head of my engine...... the smell and smoke were coming from hot oil coming out of the crank case vent tube and then being sucked into the air inlet for the heater/ ac.

since a electrical wire's protective cover is petroleum based as is oil.... they smell very similar

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SOURCE: my air conditioner runs cool as long as i am

Does the ventilator in front of the heat exchanger of the airco still work. Otherwise you only get cold by driving wind.

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SOURCE: 1995 Chevy Lumina Has White Smoke (NOT WATER) Coming out Vents

have you checked your converter on the exhaust

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SOURCE: Start of day. Engine starts and runs fine. Drive 5

There are usually three things that cause this problem. Either 1. your car is intermittenly having the power supply to the ignition interrupted, i.e., loose battery cable or ground, or ignition module, etc 2. your alternator is failing intermittenly, or 3. Your fuel pump is going out. The most common is the fuel pump, especially with your symptoms. The way you test, is, when it won't start, shoot a little fuel into the throttle body, and see if it hits and dies, or hits and keeps going, etc. These things are notoriously intermittent, and of course, you can only troubleshoot something when it's currently not working. As for the alternator, you'll usually have some other warning sign, such as a battery light, or failure of instruments, etc. As for the ignition module, it's more of a remote chance that I included as an option. Hope this helps you out.

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SOURCE: Burning smell,check engine light-misfire, rough idle 96 cavalier

Sounds like there is a blown piston, to be sure have a compression test done on that #2 cylinder, if the reading is low, then you'll know.
A friend of mine had a 95 that did simular things only a little more,
it started smoking, dash lights flickered, etc. Finally, he had to get rid of it, the piston rod went through the engine block.

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now this may be a long shot... but i had a similar problem on my cutlass. but it wasnt wiring...... it was from the tube running from the head of my engine...... the smell and smoke were coming from hot oil coming out of the crank case vent tube and then being sucked into the air inlet for the heater/ ac.

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