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93 BLACK SMOKE COMES OUT OF TAI

1993 Ford Explorer

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1993 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 97983 miles

I have a 1993 ford explorer with almost 98000 miles on it. I recently put my. Car in the shop for a muffler. Well before I put it in the shop grayish smoke came out of the exhaust pipe and the car would wobble when I came to a complete stop. This is when the smoke would start. I figured the problem would of been fixed with the new muffler but the proble now is worse. The car wobbles and rattles/shakes when I come to a stop but it does it harder and now black smoke is pouring out of my tail pipe. What can this be and can it be fixed or is it time to trash my car.
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E_mccrea_2008
April 12, 2010.




Actually, the grayish smoke tells me the coolant may have been getting into the combustion chamber via a bad head gasket. However, black smoke indicates a rich fuel mixture. Has the check engine light come on?

By the way, if the body is good, 97k miles isn't even broken in yet.

Let me know.
Joe



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