Help! She won't start!

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    Here’s the issue.

    My uncles car, the quest, was working fine except for the check engine light. He said he didnt bother fixing it. Then one day, the car decided to stall at a left turn intersection and wouldn’t start. He called me and I got it towed to his house.

    When i got the chance to look at it, i noticed the CEL and read it. It’s a P0135 (sensor bank 1). I bought the new sensor and replaced the bad front heated o2 sensor.
    Now, when i try starting the car, it would idle roughly up to 2.5k RPM and after 10-15 seconds of rough idling, she decides to call it quits.

    Fast forward, 2 hours later, i opened the engine bay and checked the spark plugs, dizzxy cap, battery, gas pump and the battery is in check. On top of that, his air filter is dirty and there’s a significant gap inbetween the air box filter case is that’s letter air from the engine bay to directly get sucked into the intake without getting filtered.

    I started the car again, this time, it won’t past 800-900 RPM and after 5-7 seconds, she dies out. Then I tried again, she tries hard to start but no avail. This time though, there’s that BZZZZZZZT sound. Idk what that is but it sounded really bad. My uncle then tried to do it too and same deal only this time, the white smoke coming from the exhaust is a lot whiter.

    Any ideas guys of what this could be? He’s going to be working night shift next week (4-2am) with no means of transportation. I gotta get this thing solved out because of all the time and effort he has put up helping me when i need help the most.

    Thank you very much and sry for the long read.

    TLDR: uncle’s car dies in intersection. Car doesn’t start. Got to his house tried to start it and there’s a BBBZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZTTT noise that’s coming from the car.


    This may be too late, but 99’s are famous for the cam sensor going in the distributor. Not replaceable separately from distributor. Buy Rich Porter NS60 distributor on Amazon or ebay fro $115.
    Major symptom is runs for 15 minutes, quits, won’t restart till cold again. Then it repeats.


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