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White smoke coming from engine

My 2001 ford taurus make a clinky noise when it runs and it sounds like if someone was weezing. all of a sudden the noise got louder and when i parked i noticed there was white, sweet smelling smoke coming from the right side of the engine. i dont know what is wrong with it?

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You have a blown head gasket.

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