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Won't start. Seems like no power is getting to the starter. Also smelled a little electrical smoke.

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You could have a bad battery, is there a hydrogen sulfide smell ( rotten eggs)? Try a new battery if it is more than a couple years old.

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The key is how much smoke? Does the smoke have a smell to it. Are you consuming any fluids, like coolant, or oil?

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Less white smoke, especially if other cars are doing it, is normal. For every gallon of gas that you burn, you generate a gallon (GALLON) of water. so this water usually evaporates, but sometimes not. It has little or no smell.

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