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12-16-2004, 02:18 PM
i started the car to drive home from school, worked fine. about a mile after it starts to gurgle. i get little performance, and when i pull into my garage, it smells TERRIBLE. like rotten eggs. i turned off the car and tried to start it back up but it took forever to start. what could it be?

12-16-2004, 02:37 PM
Ive heard that when the cat converter goes its smells like that

12-16-2004, 02:39 PM
well not only the smell but it wont start right and it gurgles

12-16-2004, 02:52 PM
sounds like the catalytic converter is bad...it needs to be replaced......as for the not starting......a bad misfire maybe?(would explain catalytic converter)

12-16-2004, 02:56 PM
Your cat could be so clogged that it won't let any exhaust gas through. That would ensure that the car didn't start.

12-18-2004, 11:19 AM
figured it out. its the air restriction valve. it was off by 1/16 of an inch.