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I have a 02 dodge 1500 4.7 when you let idle and give it a little gas it wants to smoke a little blue smoke after a few seconds it clears up what could be the problem its got a 194,000 miles on it

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Hello Aaron, Bad valve seals can cause your engine to smoke after start up and clear up after a few seconds of running. Sometimes the valve seals become hard and brittle. They can break up and restrict the oil return holes in the cylinder heads, causing oil to seep into the cylinders through the valve guides.

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most likely the turbo, if its a darker or bluish smoke.

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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.

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SOURCE: when it idles for a while and then you step on the

It sounds like piston rings are worn you can try some engine restore thats what its called when you change the oil next time put that in in place of about a 1/2 of quart of oil run for 500-1000 miles and see if its better if not need to rebuild motor.

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It won't shift 1-2 or 2-3 or both unless you let off? If it is just 1-2 it might be a band adjustment, but I'll bet you have a plugged governor solenoid screen also.

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The key is the color and smell of the smoke.

IF coolant, the smoke is REALLY white and usually lots, and this smoke has a sweet smell. A pressure test may show some loss, and as well, often you get a little misfire that goes away.

If Oil, the color is white, but with a lot of blue, or darker...

Most of the time, after the converter warms up, it eats and converts both types of issues...

Steam, can be normal. Remember that for every gallon of fuel you burn, you actually generate 1 gallon of water. Typically evaporates or exits as steam, and is barely perceptable.

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