I don't know what is wrong with my car?

Tiny
KIIDTYB
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  • 1998 JEEP CHEROKEE
  • 165,000 MILES
The symptoms I've been having with it an I recently just bought it. The car was really low on fluids. The car has a shaking or rumbling feeling while I have my foot on the break. The spark plugs an very rusty, and the oil filter and distributor cap looks like it needs to be changed. From the exhaust pipe or muffler there is a loose sound when I drive and it has white smoke that comes out the back of it. I can drive the car for like 5 minutes than when I completely stop it dies and cannot start automatically back up I have the turn the key a couple times and step on the gas and when I pull over then the engine starts to smoke and a whistling sound comes from the engine. I am clueless some people said online It can be the idler that is loose and just needs to be tightened.
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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 AT 11:47 PM

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Tiny
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CEL on? Get codes read.
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 12:19 AM
Tiny
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What do you mean cel?
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
FIXITMR
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Service/check engine warning light on dash!
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 2:43 AM
Tiny
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USUALLY YOU CAN GET THIS DONE AT A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE FOR FREE! JUST GO IN AND ASK IF YOU CAN GET YOUR VEHICLE CODED.

THE STORE MAY OFFER POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS---BEFORE YOU ACT ON THEM. WRITE DOWN THE EXACT CODE NUMBERS (EX P0000, P0001, P0002)

RETURN HERE AND GIVE 'EM TO fixitmr (CODE INTERPRETATIONS VARY SOMETIMES) SO GIVE fixitmr A GO AT 'EM, BEFORE YOU BLURT OUT WHAT THE STORE MAY HAVE TOLD YOU.

THIS SAME STORE MAY OFFER SUGGESTIONS ON THE OTHER STUFF YOU HAVE MENTIONED (TRY TO USE THE MATURE, BEEN THERE A WHILE, KNOWLEDGEABLE FELLER)----ALTHOUGH HE IS NOT A MECHANIC, HE STILL MAY KNOW SOME STUFF. HE'S SEEING IT IN PERSON-REAL TIME. WE ARE NOT. IT'S FREE SO USE ALL RESOURCES AT HAND!

WAITIN' ON YOUR RETURN

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, March 1st, 2012 AT 3:54 AM

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