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Van misses and pours white smoke on startup with check engine light on

Sometimes after it warms up I can turn off van and restart and it runs great with no check engine light.

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  • larry shane kolsrud Nov 28, 2012

    replaced computer with a used one and still same problem.

  • larry shane kolsrud Nov 28, 2012

    the white smoke smells like its not burning all the gas right.

  • larry shane kolsrud Nov 28, 2012

    there's no water in the tail pipe, antifreeze looks good, oil is good,the smoke smells like gas

  • larry shane kolsrud Nov 29, 2012

    The number 2 plug is covered in gas like it's not sparking enough.

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It Probably has to do with the oxagen sensors, Or you could have a blowin head gasket,

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  • larry shane kolsrud Nov 28, 2012

    sometimes it runs great, not missing and no check engine light.

  • Lissa Wied Nov 28, 2012

    Yes i seen what you said, White smoke on start up as i staited .Mostly has to do with a blowin head gasket, It it is wet in the tail pipe, That is a shure sign of a blowin head gasket, Or if the antifreeze looks milky when you check it, end the same with the oil, Garrentied then you have a blowin head gasket,It has nothing to do with putting in a use computer,As for that take it into a shop to have it check out, Where they have proper equipment to do it, You will go broke trying to figure the problem out on your own,Buy putting stuff into it that it doesn,t need, I have seen are customers in my shop do that thoudsands of times before they would bring it in to us,

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SOURCE: 99 plymoth voyager wouldnt shut off with key then white smoke

There could be several reasons, here's a list of the most common things it could be.

  1. check the timing
  2. idle speed is to high
  3. incorrect spark plug heat range
  4. intake air vacuum leak
  5. valves sticking
  6. leaky fuel injectors

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SOURCE: Van runs fine for 3 to 5 miles after startup then dies

Have your crankshaft sensor checked. I had the same problem with my van. After trying to fix it myself with a new computer, distributor, fuel pump and filter, and oxygen sensor, I ended up taking it to my mechanic who owns the same van. He immediately told me it was the crankshaft sensor and he replaced it and it runs great now. It cost me around $85 for parts and labor.

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SOURCE: 1996 Plymouth Voyager missing violently, hesitating, dying,

Take it over to a Auto Zone store they advertize that they will read the diagnostic cods for free. with the check engine light on there are codes logged in the cpu. the codes will point you in the direction to go. this will save you lots of time.

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SOURCE: Vehicle runs perfect after sitting

You may need to change your fuel filter. There may be a short but check the fuel filter first. Good luck!

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4)Inspect the color of the exhaust smoke at initial startup.

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5)Look for miss-match tires

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6)After 15+ minutes of warm up time then take the vehicle for local and highway ran.

Test the car on a hilly road to listen for dieseling (ping) sound from the engine.

WORN engine will produce louder dieseling sound.

A totally worn engine will also vibrate a lot more.
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Have your friend drive a second vehicle right behind you to look for color of the smoke during the test drive during the test drive.

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7)On 1996+ vehicle,look for Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light.

MAKE SURE this lamp does light for few second during initial startup.

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9)Check for pull on suspension noise during test drive,

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10) Inspect for damaged or replaced radiator support or hood.

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