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I just bought a 99 kia sportage with 130000 miles it was running great till i changed the spark plugs now it stalls and blows a grey foul smelling smoke from the muffler and wants to die out after i put her in gear i tryed everything to fix it but cant whats the problem ?

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I would check to make sure you have the spark plug wires on the right plugs. I would also check to make sure they gave you the correct plugs and plug gap. Also check to see if the wires are connected or snapped to the plug, sometimes it's a bit hard to get the boot and connector seated on the plugs.

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