GAS GAUGE STAYS ON E, ENGINE SPUTTERS UNCONTROLLABLY, EMITS A BAD EXHAUST ODOR - ALMOST LIKE SULFUR.

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  • shaneglover
  • 1997 GMC Jimmy
  • 155,000 miles

The car barely idles without dying. It has no "get-up-and-go". It sputters like crazy. You would think it was going backfire but it doesn't. And it emits a really bad odor - almost like sulfur.

Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 9:41 PM

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  • rivermikerat
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Sulfur odor: Most likely a bad catalytic converter. Check O2 sensor. Check MAF/MAP sensor. Check IAC and EGR.

This is most likely caused by an air/fuel mixture that has too much fuel in it.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 9:56 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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The gas gauge issue is either the sending unit or gauge (or both)has gone bad, the wiring has gone bad, or the fuse has been blown.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 9:57 PM

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