There are several things that can cause your 2000 Chevrolet to backfire and die. The most common cause is a plugged catalytic converter.
low fluid would cause this or the pump could be going out
Normal cause of a belt smoking is that one of the driven pulleys has siezed.
Running out of gas, timing chain breaks.
Out of Oil Out of Water Out of Gas Dead Alternator
Running the engine hot repeatedly.
Blown fuse, defective fuel pump relay, or a worn out fuel pump.
it might be a bent piton rod if you or water or somthing into the engine
Yes, and disconnecting the battery while the engine is running can severely damage the computers
check and see if you are getting fuel ,spark and compreesion these are the three main things if you have all of these repost
it can, if you do not exercise beforehand and suddenly apply more force than usual over an extended period of time.