What would make my car have black particles/smoke from exhaust and burning a lot of gas with a major fuel smell. Also several months ago, my car started lunging. Tried cruise control and works

Asked by Jan 20, 2017 at 06:40 PM about the 2004 Toyota Camry LE V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


Possibly a leaking fuel injector.


Bad catalytic converter. Check for engine codes


IMO you need to have this vehicle checked out soon. Seems your vehicle is running RICH...meaning there is too much fuel being delivered to the cylinders. The smell of fuel in and around any vehicle makes me a little nervous. Get back to us with the diagnosis from a competent repair shop.


Running rich causing a build up in the exhaust system, I would hit the freeway and try to blow out some of the build up, then take it to a shop you trust to find out why, too much fuel will cause you engine oil to breakdown and stop lubing vital engine parts, it could be a bad fuel pressure regulator or even a sensor that it out of whack and the computer is trying to compensate.


Meenie....did you ever resolve this issue with this vehicle?

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