Truck has been daily driver.went to start and got poof of white smoke from vents at bottom of windshield.now i have no power to inst panel but still have headlights and dome lights.stereo(aftermarket)will eject and take in cd's like before,butalso doesn't react to turn of key.nothing happens at all when i turn the key.
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Only two reasons for this first is its below 0 outside the next is blown head gasket. Now thats WHITE smoke.ONLY.If it smells sweet like anti freeze that confirms head problem. black smoke is fuel, blue smoke is oil. sorry hope this helps TIM
wiper arm has to be detach from pivot if u want to take cowl off,under cowl is wiper motor drive linkage that connects to pivots,now is it only wiper arm u want to change or is it some thing else?to remove wiper arm lift plastic at bottom of arm undo bolt and pry off wiper arm,on both sides if u want to take cowl off!
Under your hood, on the firewall just above and too the left of your master cylinder is a black terminal that has two studs sticking out of it with about six or seven wires running to it, you may want to make sure that they are all intact. The fact a puff of white smoke came out of those vents is likely an indication of an electrical problem under the hood. This would also explain the starting situation, the instrument lights, etc. The symptoms you are describing say there is a short in your electrical system, more specifically your ignition. the reason the cd will still eject is because that function is run from the direct power source that provides your deck with memory for channels and cd tracks etc. Also, with that puff of white smoke, you probably lost your accessory fuse/ radio fuse. If it got hot enough to smoke because of the short, it definitely popped a 25-30 amp fuse. If the wiring under your hood is original, check to make sure you are not shorting out through the primary cable that goes from your positive battery terminal to the alternator. This cable goes across your intake manifold, thrrough a loop connected to your thermostat housing and then up to the back of the alternator. there maybe a bare spot in the wire cloe to that loop causing the whole mess.