Question about 2000 Dodge Caravan
Car will start if you step on gas peddle pressing it to the floor. makes loud knocking noise and black smoke comes out exhaust engine light flashes for 7 to 8 times can't tell for sure how many exactly. can you give me any ideas?
Its sounds like toms right to me. you should get it checked for trouble codes and that would probly help figuring it out. if the engine is knocking though, the knock sensor will retard the timing. its possible to get knock if the timing or fuel is way off. or there are internal engine problems. dosnt mean the engine is shot
Posted on Mar 18, 2015
Black smoke is NOT from oil, either leaking past the rings or the valve stem seals. Such leaks cause a light gray/blue smoke. Black smoke is carbon and comes from unburned fuel, running far too rich or cylinders not firing and dumping the gas out the exhaust.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Your engine is toast. The black smoke indicates more than likely your valve seals are leaking oil into the combustion chamber or the piston rings are shot.
Time for a new vehicle...
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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