sun fire lost ecceleration back fired then died

Asked by Aug 03, 2014 at 11:48 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

was on highway, accelerating got up to 50 then car would not accelerate backfired then died will turn over got spark strong fuel smell after trying to start

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Sounds like Possibly a timing chain issue.

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it was the fuel pump $750 fix

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