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Q: Car not running after mechanic removed part.

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I took my car to a mechanic because it was smoky in the back. He removed the part he said was causing the problem and now my car is not running. The mechanic is saying my car needs a new engine.

Depending on what is causing the engine to smoke it is possible that your engine was damaged. Depending on what is wrong the engine just may need to be rebuilt. I would ask for help from a mechanic at YourMechanic to diagnose your problem to see if you do in fact need an engine.

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