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WHEN TRYING TO START THE CAR IN THE MORNING, THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT COMES ON--AND THEN THE CAR IS VERY HARD TO START--TAKING 30 SECONDS AT LEAST--AND GIVES OFF LOTS OF WHITE SMOKE IN EXHAUST. WHAT TO LOOK AT TO FIX?

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White smoke is indicative of coolant entering the combustion chamber and burning off with the fuel.
The ONLY way coolant can enter the cylinder is vi...
Cracked Head...
-or-
Blown Head Gasket.

There is no quick or cheap fix for this.
The cylinders must each be compression tested - and barring any pressure leaks - your head gasket will need replacement.

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