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Wondering why this car smokes like its on fire when you reach your destenation and turn it off

It only smokes when you turn it off

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Another thing to check is if the car has a nylon timing belt and how often it needs to be replaced

Posted on Apr 25, 2015

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Hi Robert I'm AL the owner of Big A's Auto Repair
Robert, this question depends on the mileage on the car.

Almost always smoke comes from something leaking. Most likely you have a leak that is reaching the exhaust and you see the burn off after stopping. The reason you don't see the burn off while driving is because its being blown away by the wind as you drive.

Another thing that could cause a lot of steam like smoke is a radiator leak. Here's what I need you to do! Open the hood and look for leaks around the radiator and the engine and transmission. If you don't see any under the hood, then look under the car and see if you see any. The purpose here is to find out what is leaking or that you do not have a leak.

If you do not find any leaks and everything is dry the I would suspect valve seals or oil consumption. Hope this helps and should you need further help visit my auto repair website here:
http://www.bigasautorepair.com/

Posted on Apr 25, 2015

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