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Daughter says light and brakes feel different when stopping

What does P0172 means. The check engine light was on and I took the car to a Auto place and the code was P0172

It started kinda strangely at first, and when driving around 60 miles an hour it started not accelerating, and the steering wheel locked up, also a sulfur like smell was coming from the engine.

My battery won't hold a charge I have to jump it off then I can drive it no problems anywhere I need to go but right when I cut the car off and immediately try to cut it on again my battery dead again and all the lights are dim. Is it my battery going bad or is it a electrical problem. It seems like if my battery was bad I wouldnt be able to drive it around everywhere then as soon as I cut it off it dead but I'm not sure. My husband thinks it's the battery but I'm wondering if it's a electrical problem or something else.. Please help me out.

The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. Metallic ping upon acceleration. Also a knocking noise intermittant. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not diagnose or read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102

The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. Metallic ping upon acceleration. Also a knocking noise intermittant. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not diagnose or read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102

The Spanish man who sold me the car took a plastic fitting that plugged into an alleged mass air flow sensor. Would not let me have it and said I could buy a junk one for $40. He and I did not know car needs to be smogged immediately. Mechanic could not read codes for lack of the part (I guess). Now the guy wants to buy car back, desperately. He as going to smog it via "on of those places" whatever that means.

Help? Is there more than I realize? Car feels hot, going thru gallons of fuel. Bought for $800 and all the money I have. Black smoke on exhaust pipe and bumper What to do?
310-940-2102

After cranking about 20 seconds it 'coughs' but doesn't start. If my battery is fully charged and I can repeat this about 3 or 4 times it usually sputters like mad then smooths out and is running fine. It doesn't seem to matter if engine is hot or cold. So why can it run so well and yet be such a pain to start?

1997 Volvo 850 t5 2.3 engine

I was driving car home car suddenly lost power drive home car haven't start since I replace the fuel relay cam sensor crank sensor temperature coolant sensor , stilL no start there is not enough coolant in the radiator try start cooling fan will would still run when car is switch off for a while, could the coolant sensor stop car from starting why no spark after lime mode code p0117 and p0340

I see nothing to unscrew, nothing to open when I try to find access to the brake light.

Any advice before I take my car into the shop to have the air conditioning looked at?

have to recharge every year

mechanic at another shop replaced
rear 02 sensor, surpentine belt and spark plugs.

FAILED FOR OBD SYSTEM CHECK ( malfunction indicator light on or not working)failed as GROSS POLLUTER this time!

i paid my current DMV registration but its still not smogged so it is illegal and
DMV can tow my car and i will lose it... i dont know what to do to pass smog ? please help I am a mess over this