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Check engine light is on, small amount of white smoke coming from the tail pipe,and engine temp running at the halfway point on the temp dashboard

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  • robbiecrossg Mar 16, 2009

    check engine light is on but truck is running very good its been on for almost ayear do you know acheap way of fixing problem

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Head gaskete is going bad due to overheating, probably caused by bad water pump or thermostate. Check the oil for coolant (oil will be milky) coolant for oil. Check engine is coming because there is misfire in cylinder(s) or O2 sensor going bad. Trouble codes scan can be done free of charge in local Autozone store (if you are in US).
Hope that helps
Let me know if you need more info
Good Luck

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