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Check engine light

My check engine light keeps coming on and going off and to add to the issue my exhaust is blowing out white smoke in the masses my fluids are all good but im stumped just looking for advice before i take it to a mechanic

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    VonZeppelen May 11, 2010

    All I can tell you is that white smoke means water in the combustion chamber. Possibly a blown head gasket. Is it overheating or has it overheated recently?

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I know this not want you want to hear but, just keep an eye out for it, leaky head gasket. I experienced the same thing and let it ride because it would only "puff" smoke ever so often. Until on day it over heating and I knew the water was going some where. If you are really concerned or it smokes all the time start saving $60 for some Blue Devil, just ask your part store, they will know. And that will fix any head gasket problems. The reason for the light though might becasue water in cylinders causeing slight "misfires". Another thing about the Explorers they seem to remember the codes until they are cleared so if it came on and went away you can still see what the code was for and I would suggest that first and foremost before any trip to the machainc. Hope that helped.

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