Question about 2000 Mercury Mystique
A friend of mine has this exact car and reported lots of white smoke coming from the exhaust as well as lots of water, and when she first started it up it sputtered for a few seconds then ran fine. This car has about 88 thousand miles. The local mechanic shop in town already has charged her about $400 and said they have no idea. Personally, I think it might be either water in the block from a blown head gasket, or a cracked head, or a bad oil seal....Any ideas? Thanks
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My 2000 Mercury Cougar V6
You have a blown Head Gasket, if you have had leaky Valve Stem Seal the color of the smoke would be blue, for the burning oil. Either way it is more beneficial in the long run to pull the Head off and replace both the Head Gasket and install a re-built Head, instead of doing a Band-Aid repair.
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks, I'm also wondering if this has caused the engine to run hot, or if it running hot has caused the blown gasket???"
SOURCE: My Mercury Sable keeps blowing
Why would you install one freeze plug,when water
comes out the exhaust
You have a bad head gasket
If head is bad, you will find that out
when you pull it and have it checked
for cracks,pressure tested etc.
Posted on Feb 09, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 04, 2015 | 2003 Ford Explorer
Jan 13, 2015 | BMW Cars & Trucks
Sep 14, 2013 | 1995 Mercury Mystique
Sep 02, 2012 | 1995 Chevrolet Blazer
May 12, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid
Feb 09, 2010 | 1999 Saab 9-5
Dec 06, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Diamante
Jun 23, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
48 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: