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2003 jeep grande cherokee white smoke from drivers side of hood


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smoke or steam.?
smoke lingers long, steam goes away fast
steam smells like antifreeze, sweet and nasty
smoke smells like, well, oil burning,

take eng. dip stick drip one drop of oil on a hot manifold
smell smoke, now.

Feb 20, 2014 | 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Smell smoke only when defrost is on


This could be a serious problem if the smoke smells like plastic or has a metallic hint ( I.E. You have a metallic taste in your mouth after smelling the smoke).
Remember the old adage " Where there's smoke, there's fire".
If you don't know how to disassemble the dash to find the problem, take it to a shop A.S.A.P. - You could burn up your vehicle by using either the heater or defroster, as they are parts of the same system.
Now for the rear defrost light;
If the light is out but the defroster works, you possibly have a burnt bulb. You'll need to remove the panel the switch is mounted in to gain access to the switch. You'll probably have to replace the switch to repair that bulb.If neither work, then you likely have several electrical issues that need to be repaired.
Sorry to bring bad - ish news!!

Jan 25, 2014 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Mitsibushi pajero oil light time


White SWEET smelling smoke, or white OILY smelling smoke? If it's white thick SWEET smelling smoke, you have a blown head gasket - that's the smell of antifreeze burning in the engine, which it should NEVER do. If it's white OILY smelling smoke (smells a lot like diesel), then you're getting too much fuel into the cylinders.

If it's sweet-smelling smoke (antifreeze), pull the oil dipstick & check the oil level. If the oil level is HIGH and the oil looks like a mocha milkshake, that's absolutely conclusive - that's what happens when antifreeze gets into your oil, and it's nasty corrosive to engine parts.

I'm not at all surprised that the oil light is on if it won't start - you won't get much oil pressure until the engine is running.

Nov 05, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Smoking with sweet smell


White smoke sweet smell. Sounds like Antifreeze evaporating..check your radiator and hoses, as well as your heater core. It is hard to fully answer a question without a hands on inspection, kind of like me asking you over the phone if you like my new tie I am wearing..

Jul 18, 2012 | 2000 Pontiac Bonneville

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My 2002 montero was smoking really bad (white smoke) it smelled like burning plastic. I took it home and let it sit for 1/2 hour. I started it and the smoke faded away, but when i accelerate to take off it...


HAVE YOU NOTICED COOLANT LOSS,RECENTLY?KEEP THE COOLANT LEVELS FULL,CHECK TO SEE FOR ANY LOSS AT ALL! OIL SMOKE IS MORE BLUE THAN WHITE,BUT FUEL CAN HAVE A LIGHT BLUE SMOKE.Antifreez more whitesh with a similar smell of antifreeze.

Sep 12, 2010 | 2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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Constant smoke from tail pipe.


If its smoking that bad you should be able to tell if its oil or antifreeze by the smell, stand behind the car as its running, if its white and you smell a sweet smell its antifreeze if its blue and smells like a oil refinery its oil.

Nov 17, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

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Smoke from the engine, bad smelt


if its a sweet smell, and white smoke, antifreeze, acrid smell, wiring. oily smell, gray smoke, oil, rich pungent smell, black smoke, fuel. hope this helps!!!

Oct 27, 2009 | 2005 Cadillac CTS

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Smell smoke


There is most likely an engine oil leak that is leaking on the exhast that runs accross the bottom of most toyota engines. Valve cover is common

Jul 02, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Camry

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1998 volvo s70 heater smells strange and smoke fills the cabin


Your heater core is leaking. The smell and smoke is from the coolant evaporation.

Oct 17, 2008 | 1998 Volvo S70

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Gas smell and smoke


TRANSMISSION FLIUD

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