1998 Ford Taurus Q&A

1998 Ford Taurus Question: My car is making a putting sound and has a funny smell.

Drove the car for the first time in a week and when i drove it it seemed like it wanted to stall and when i turned it off and got out there was a small fire underneath the right hand side. the putting sound is like a truck or diesel. -
Answer 1
GET IT "TOWED" TO A REPAIR SHOP AND LET A MECHANIC CHECK IT OUT!!! SOUNDS LIKE EGR TUBE BROKE OFF AND HOT EXHAUST IS BOLWING OUT AND THAT CAN INDEED START A FIRE! -
Answer 2
Converter melt-down -blown out exhaust donut? YES have it towed , don't drive it to a shop! -