Question about 2002 Ford Explorer
We took the engine out to fix the timing chain, we went to it back in and when we were attaching the vacuum hose coming from the transmission in, it seems that it is sucking the fluid into the engine, there is bellowing white smoke coming out tailpipe when it is ran.
The only way that oil can be in a vacuum line is for a hole in the diaphragm of the actuator that it is attached to. There must have been a problem in the shifting or torque converter clutch operation. I hope you didn't go to all the trouble to change the engine because it was blowing smoke without doing a compression test first.
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
a 6ya Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my truck blows white smoke
There are two differnt reasons for black and white smoke coming from the tail pipe.
Black smoke means fuel runs rich (car getting to much gas). Check fuel pressure/air filter.
In some cases the white smoke means car is burning oil or transmittion fluid. Have tem checked/replaced.
If you can feel a smelly smoke it can be catalytic converter.
In a worsest scenario if car blowing white smoke it can be engine coolant is getting into an engine cylinder from a bad head gasket ,or a warped/cracked head. So you need to keep your eye on coolant level and check your engine for overheat. Also might be good to check your oil for traces of coolant (on a dipstick it would be a milky substance mixture of oil and coolant).
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
Yes you do have a wiire that runs back that way. Mine pops off when 4xing all the time. But that is because I a rough on it and broke the snap. It is on the drivers side near the top of the transfer case
Posted on Feb 07, 2009
I don't drive a Ford but I drive an International and white smoke on start up means the engine is too cold to properly burn the fuel. Your black oil or soot is unburnt fuel. You should look at your engine's preheat system for a malfunction.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
you need to change the modulator on the trans as its vacuum controlled and itsdamaged letting auto fluid get sucked up the line,(diaphragm probably split in modulator
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 17, 2016 | Nissan Cars & Trucks
Jun 12, 2016 | 1999 Ford Ranger SuperCab
May 09, 2017 | Nissan Pickup Cars & Trucks
Check for vacuum leaks. Spray some carb cleaner or WD40 around the intake manifold, trottle body and any vacuum lines. Check for loose connections on engine wiring harness (Maybe you disconnected a sensor, and forgot to re-attach it?).
Oct 12, 2012 | Chevrolet Cavalier Cars & Trucks
Jun 23, 2012 | 2002 Ford E-Series
Jun 14, 2012 | 1990 Ford F150
Fig. 14: Vacuum hose routing-1987 2.9L engine - zoom link here
Fig. 13: Vacuum hose routing-1987 2.3L engines - zoom link here
Feb 16, 2012 | 1987 Ford Ranger
Feb 16, 2012 | 1987 Ford Ranger
Jan 31, 2011 | 2005 Toyota Highlander
Jun 12, 2010 | 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
104 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!