1994 Ford Taurus engine cut out/died after short time with knock/rattle when using accelerator
3.0L engine. I noticed a rattling or knocking sound with any use of gas/accelerator, which got rather loud - almost sounded like a diesel engine sounds whenever I was on the accelerator. There were no warning lights, and temperature gauge was normal too. When idling, the noise dissappeared or got quiet enough that I couldn't hear it while still in the car. The more acceleration, the louder the noise. I also smelled a sort of burnt smell, or burnt oil or engine exhaust sort of smell...
Trying to make it a mile or two home, I kept driving. Then at a stop, it almost died as if fuel starved - continued rattle/knock on acceleration again, and then died entirely - no engine, no power steering, no power breaks. Several warming lights came on right after it died. Power windows still worked fine however.
I haven't tried to restart it, hoping for some ideas of what may be wrong with it. Thanks so much in advance!!
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