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From your description, it sounds like you have a plugged catalytic converter. The glowing red exhaust pipe and lack of power is what would clue me to that.


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From your comment, it looks like the alternator has seized. I was easily able to get the belt off till it was the alternators turn, the belt was melted onto the alternator, and the pulley was the one that couldn’t spin Unfortunately you will need to either get the alternator reconditioned or get a new one fitted.


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Don't buy it. Seriously, it could have major problems and there could be many causes, perhaps multiple causes. White smoke indicates coolant, probably steam from overheating or a coolant leak spraying over a hot engine. It could be cracked radiator, split hose, bad hose connection, or an engine seal. Rough idle is likely a separate issue, and could have ...


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Start up black smoke sounds like a subtle oil leak into one of the cylinders or onto the valves. My guess is worn valve seals. Its also possible to have a leak at the head gasket (or crack in the head somewhere) that allows low pressure return oil to slowly drip into the one of the cylinders or onto the valves. If it were a leak on the high pressure side ...


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Sounds like your radiator cap has gone bad and needs to be replaced. The cap has a rubber seal, which is prone to cracking in severe cold. Coolant will only boil and turn to steam if the pressurized system has been compromised, so you're losing pressure somewhere. And since you said Coolant was all over the fan and Valve covers my first guess would be the ...


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Take the belt off, noting every pulley it turns (aside from the crank pulley). Try to turn every pulley you noted in step 1 (including the tensionor). Any device with a pulley you cannot turn by hand, should be inspected. Many air conditioner compressors have a clutch that takes the load off the engine when not in use. So with the A/C off (like when the ...


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I agree with the other two posts. An easy way to check this, DON'T USE YOUR BARE HAND, but have someone get in the truck and hold the accelerator down slightly so that the engine is revving at around 1000 - 1500 RPM. Put on a good leather work glove and put your and in front of the tailpipe. If you don't feel much pressure then you likely have a plugged ...


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I have a Tata Tiago and i encountered the very same problem about 6 months ago (my car was idling at around 2300 K). The guys at the service center ran all kinds of checks and diagnostics and came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with the accelerator sensor. So, they changed it. But it didn't make any difference. Finally, the electrician on ...


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