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If it hapens every time you start the truck you are geting water in the exahst manafold
Posted on Oct 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: white smoke from exhaust
The white smoke is from coolant entering the combustion chamber(s). Coolant can enter through the water passages sealed bu the head gasket. You have probably blown a head gasket. You should check your coolant level. You may have acracked head if you continue to drive it and overheat. The temp gauge only reads when exposed to coolant, not air. Take out thhe spark plugs and look them over. A white glossy apperance will indicate water in the combustion chamber. You may need to surface the head once you have it removed so that it is flat. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
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
Sound like it could be the purge valve, it is located between the cab and the box on the drivers side, it has a plug and a hose going to it. It has a small foam filter in it which must be removed, cleaned, dried and then reinstalled.
It happened to me.
I don't remember if I had to remove the neg. post off the battery for a minute or so to reset the fault code.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: Working on a 1999 Oldsmobile
One guess is there is air in the cooling system. The air pockets will cause temporary overheating (fluctuating guage).
It sounds like a bad head gasket is creating these air pockets.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Try cleaning the fuel pump filter. Under the seat behind the driver lift the carpet and you will find a round cover with six screws remove the cover. The fuel pump is directly below unscrew the retaining round plate and remove the pump. At the base of the pump is a small filter if it is covered in black muck that's your problem. clean and replace. job takes about 10 mins good luck. please let me know how you got on!
Posted on May 08, 2009
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Nov 27, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet K1500
If you absolutely need
to drive the van without having it serviced ensure your coolant/water is topped
off prior to setting out. Make sure you have LOTS of water on hand to top
it off if needed and keep a very close eye on your temperature gauge. You
should also stop every few hours even if the temperature gauge stays in the
"normal" range to ensure its operating at the correct temperature.
There could be a few things wrong with the van, but damage to the
radiator or cracked hoses could be likely culprits.
That being said I wouldn't recommend any long trips before having this issue fixed.
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