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White smoke on startup, missing, shaking, no codes


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  • edevans8633 May 11, 2009

    I was hopeful that it was just an injector, but it does have that bitter sweet smell, its probably headgaskets or worse. I had a radiator stop up last summer and it got hot a couple of times so I did it to myself I guess. Thanks for the help yall.

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This sounds like you have an injector leaking and is dripping raw fuel into the combustion chamber this would explain the miss and the white smoke.

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If the white smoke has a bitter-sweet smell its a sign that engine coolant is leaking into the combustion chambers most likely because of leaky head gasket or worse a cracked cylinder head either way get it fix right away try this website for Dodge repair information www.alldatadiy and i hope i have been some help to you Michigan Man

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Sometimes your head gasket will be bad to cause the white smoke. BUT while you're in there you Might as well do the intake gaskets, upper and lower. On the wheel bearing assemble you can just loosen the three bolts holding it in ( after you remove everything else) and either A- loosen the bolts and apply an air chisel to the head of the bolts forcing the bearing out, B- get a longer bolt that has the same thread as the bolts on the wheel bearings and say if you were on the left side you would turn the wheel to the right all the way, thread the longer bolt in as far as you can with a few inches sticking out then you start the vehicle and slowly turn the wheel left. the longer bolt will catch and the force of the wheel turning will force the bearing assembly to work it's way out.. vise verso for other side.. OR C- you can just take the three bolts out, put an air chisel on theside of the top bolt hole (on the face of the bearing) and chisel a bit, usually the assembly will spin and come out..

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