My 00 ford taurus has white smoke coming out of exhaust, the check engine light is flashing, engine is sputtering, and stalling when at a complete stop. It makes a loud clanking sound while sputtering while idling.
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The only thing which can cause white smoke is steam, and given radiator is in front, may be a small hole due to road pebble penetrating radiator core. Keep eye on water level and engine temperature as you don't want to run and overheat engine ever.
It is a clear case of the glow plugs malfunction. It had happened with my neighbor who tried to start his diesel focus one day. Even jump starting with another battery didn't solve the starting problem.
You could also check the EGR valve for damages and if you want to save a couple of bucks, then go in for used parts for the focus from Good used Focus Stuff
Is there a squealing noise like the pulley may have locked up? Make sure you don't have wiring getting hot.Check all areas near the exhaust and at the firewall area where the EGR piping comes off the exhaust. Make sure nothing is laying against the exhaust or catalytic converter. don-ohio
As you said engine light is on and misfire with white smoke, it clearly symptom of poor ignition spark may cause of any wire got disconnected or spark plug faulty.
white smoke comes only in case no spark at spark plug and un burn fuel throwing from silencer. check wire and spark plug if any issue let me know. thanks.