I am thinking the starter and maybe the solenoid switch too must get hot. That will not matter as long as it turns fast enough to start. This sounds a little like a vapor lock. Will it start if you remove the air filter? The gas line, does it have a pump and/or a filter. If you were trying to start a partly clodded fuel line. After the fuel line sits fuel would dran to the carburetor and pool in the carburetor. After it starts the suction would keep it running till the engine cuts off and you lose vacuum. Then the line would have to dran fuel past the partial stoppage till it can get enough fuel to the carburetor to start. This is just a guest mine you, but you may want to blow out the fuel line and change any filter then check the pump if any. Let me know what happen. Jim
Taking to a tire shop is not a bad course of action. Jack up the auto and remove the wheel. You then remove the valve in the center of the tire sensor with your removal tool. At that point you place the wheel on the bead breaker. Place the hydraulic foot at the bead and slow increase the pressure until the bead breaks. At that point you can replace the tire sensor just like a regular valve stem. Once you have reinstalled the sensor take your valve insertion tool and replace the valve center and reseat the bead with the proper pressure. Remove the wheel and place it on the wheel balancing machine. Balance for interstate speeds. Reinstall the wheel on the auto. Then recalibrate the computer system to remove the old sensor and add the new one.
Smoking has a lot of causes. A bad pvc valve is the most likely. It will be in the hose between a valve cover and the intake manifold. A another common cause would be a stuck choke valve in the carburator. Just replace the pvc valve. The choke a little WD40 usually does the trick.
ctruman72, I don't know which model you have but if you hold a flashlight to the screen do you see movement and images? If you do the backlight has failed. If you do not see images you may have a main control board problem. Did the service tech tell you which board? You may find the board on the internet. Use the tv make and model along with the board part number with a google search.