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Spits ,sputters, white smoke near radiator now to?

I have an 93 olds cutlass.supreme .the car sat for 4 month without being started. at first it wouldn't start jumped it worked for 3 days then died,jiggled cable to battery its fine, now it starts but it spits and sputters and loses power like its going to die,its like I cant see to get it out of 1st gear and there is smoke( white) that looks like its coming from the raditor area . do i have a circulation problem or is my trany. i just don't know were to start

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Try cleaning your battery post both of them cause u my have a bad connection and for the smoke you could have oil in the cylinders and if it smokes at the radiator you could have a coolant leak. and you also could have bad gas in it cause it sit so long and the gas today dont sit well very long before going bad

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Souhds like a blownhead gasket ,remove radiastor cap fill with water have someone crank engine over and see if water is spitting out if so thic confirms head gasket is blown

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Does the car overheat?
If the head gasket is blown:
1. remove the radiator cap & start car (apply parking/emergency brake).
1. When the engine warms to operating temp, there will be "steam" bubbles coming from the radiator opening.
2. There will be WHITE smoke and water drops coming from the tailpipe..
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1. Obtain a good radiator flush (Prestone) and clean out your system a couple of times.
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Please reply or comment .. I may have more info.

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