I have a 1996 mustang 3.8 v6 and i was changed out my coolant today. I drove with no problem for about half an hour then parked it for 3 hours then cam back to my car. I was told to add more fluid once the car was ran and then parked for more then a hour. I added more coolant to the radiator and started driving. It was driving fine until i was goin up a hill in 2nd gear at about 3.5 RPM and was about to shift until my car started extremely smoking and turned off by itself. I pulled over to the side and opened the hood and there was coolant all over the place in my engine.I left the hood open for about a hour then the car was still smoking. I got the car towed to my house and i started it and there was smoke coming form the pullies where the belt is. Does anyone know where the smoke is actually coming from? Its definately not a radiator hose but i am in desperate need to get this car back on the road. Thanks for your help!!
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Re: 1996 mustang 3.8 v6 smoke from pullies?
If you drained all the water out the system needs to be blead always mesure the coolant/water so you can put the same amount in again there will be a bleeding screw on one of the hoses loosten and let all the air out. hope this helps
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If you have white smoke coming out of the exhaust after the car warms up then you have coolant getting into the cylinda white smoke after start up when the engine is cold is normal intill everything warms up
white smoke usually means blown head gaskets,have radiator fan checked,water pump,check coolant for oil in coolant,could be blown in between cylinders,causing coolant to go out exhaust,have compression check done on cylinders.
Make sure all the air is bled out of the cooling system they are bad about air being traped.There should be a bleed around the thermastat housing crack it open let engine run until normal temp and steady flow of coolant then tighten up and top off with coolant.
I have a 1989 chevy silverado. my dad bought it new and never drove it. he wanted to pay it off first. after 5 years it had 15K miles on it. it then smoked everytime he cranked it after it had sit a while. The lack of driving it caused the rubber valve seals to dry rot. so now when it sits, oil seeps down between the valve and the seal and enters the piston chamber. when he cranks it, a poof of blue smoke blows out the exhaust but quickly disappears after the the initial poof of smoke.
this may be your problem also if you have abnormally low milage on the vehicle
If its blue smoke, thats a blown head gasket. This kind of repair is best left for professional mechanics, and should be taken in ASAP. I would be careful about filling the coolant and continuing driving with it because you could possibly do more damage by continuing to overheat it.
If there is no white smoke billowing out of the tailpipe, I would not remove the heads. If you had bad heads or head gaskets, there would be a whole lot of white smoke pouring out of the tailpipe. Coolant bubbling into the overflow indicates poor coolant circulation...You may just have a seized thermostat, partially clogged radiator or malfunction cooling fans. Try removing the thermostat and running it. If the bubbling stops, you do not have a cylinder head issue.