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Q: Car will start and run fine, then all of a sudden die and not start, or start and die.

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I had a clogged cat converter that eventually led to engine not running cut it off now the car still wont run right. Some days it runs all day normally just loud others wont stay idiling even when giving gas. Rich fuel smell around car when trying to run

My car has 94000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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