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Dodge daytona smoke problem

Car idles great and runs fine but smokes a lot

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Could be several things. A blown head gasket can come in a large range of severity, and is a good place to start looking. Is there "milky" stuff in the oil? if so it is from H2O getting in from the head gasket and means you should have it replaced. It could be the valve seals are bad, and it could be blow by (Oil) through the pistons if you have 1,000,000,000,000 or so miles. (Yes, a trillion). If it still has good power, no water (H2O) in the oil, and runs good, you could just drive it till it gets like, real bad. If you love the car, have the head gasket looked at/ replaced, get a valve job but be wary getting a new head because if lower moter has many miles, then a new, tight head will probably vastly accelerate the lower end tearing up. (half new, tight seals, and half older, looser seals, equals 2x pressure on the older.. get it?). I have had a blown head gasket in a 2.2 avenger that ran for 60,000 miles before it got (actually, the rear main went out so..) bad enough to need worked on. It is all about luck, really. Good Luck and God Bless.

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

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  1. Consider the complexity of your car before beginning and take your car to a trusted repair shop. Modern cars (mid-nineties or later) are extremely computer controlled, and it will be difficult for you to make any adjustments. You will want to take it into the shop to address this problem.
  2. The stall is likely caused by either a problem in the electrical system or in the fuel system. Your engine stops running because it is not igniting gas in the cylinders, this occurs either because there isn't gas to ignite, or because it lacks the electrical charge to ignite it.
  3. Drive the car up and down steep hills. Does this change the performance of the engine, or cause it to stall? This might indicate a clogged fuel filter. Replacing the fuel filter is relatively cheap and easy once you find out where it's located.
  4. Does the car idle roughly and stall when at idle? If your car has a distributor, you may need to adjust the timing. With the right tools and know how, this is an easy and free task. If your vehicle has fuel injection, you can check the injector by using a screw driver or mechanics scope. The injectors will make a clicking/snapping sound if working. No sound would indicate a bad injector available at most DIY auto parts stores. Also check the ICM, idle control motor that controls the air mixture.
  5. If your car has a distributor, you might consider changing the cap, rotor, wires and plugs. This is effectively a tune up. This can usually be done even by a relative novice to car repair, and take a couple of hours with the right tools. It seems counterintuitive, but even the wires and distributor decay over time, and transmit less electricity. This tune up may solve your stalling problem -- even if not, your car should run better and get better mileage.
  6. If your car diesels when you turn off the ignition, it often signals the need to replace the spark plugs. Dieseling describes the situation where you turn off the key, yet the car continues to run for a few seconds or longer, eventually sputtering to a stop.
  7. In rare cases, your car may stall due to what is commonly called a "vapor lock". It is actually a vacuum in the fuel line that causes fuel to eventually stop reaching the engine. Try opening your gas cap. If you hear a "whooshing" sound, like when you open a can of coffee, it's vapor lock. Now try starting the car. It should work after a couple tries. This is usually found only in older cars. If you have it, this will probably happen again, so your fuel line should be checked for blockage. A cheap fix is to drill a small hole in your gas cap to allow air in and prevent the vacuum from forming, but it should not be left this way.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0 smokes really bad

Your valve stem seals on the valves inside the head are not sealing and oil is leaking past them. That oil falls inot the cylinder of each piston and when the car is started it is burning that off. Replacing the seals are cheap, but the valve springs and valve keepers have to come off to replace them. Also that's a good time to replace the valve cover gasket.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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sorry to say blue smoke is oil and with what you've described sounds like the oil rings on the pistons have given up the ghost, time for a new engine or a rebuild sorry for the bad news. valve stem seals are the only other thing that will cause exhaust smoke but only when you first start the car never while running. hope i have been of some assistance.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: smoking at higher rpms

Hi, its time for a ring set job in this vehicle. the blue smoke is a sign of major oil consumption due to bad piston rings. you also have faulty valve seals as well. this is deep engine repair and it will be costly.

If you cant do this job soon, be sure to watch the oil consumption by checking the level regularly and, monitor the oil pressure as well.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: White smoke coming from the exhaust

sorry to inform you that the cylinder head gasket needs to be replaced or you have a cracked cylinder head.......either repair is expensive

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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