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My car is smokeing under the hood what would be the problem

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SMOKING UNDER HOOD CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY THINGS.BUSTED OR LEAKING RADIATOR HOSE.POWER STEERING HIGH PRESSURE HOSE RUPTURE GET FLUID ALL OVER HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD CAUSING SMOKING.LEAKING VALVE COVER GASKETS ALLOW OIL TO LEAK DOWN SIDE HEAD TO HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD CAUSING SMOKING.ELECTRICAL SHORT CAUSE SMOKE.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Smoking and oil spitting out from under the hood

First of all check the cap and the dipstick. If they are intact then you need to degrease the engine and fill with oil. Then look while the engine irunning where the oil is leaking from before you know what is wrong. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Car is overheating, anti freeze is spraying from

You may have a stuck closed thermostat, if it overheats within 10 minutes or so. I would verify the cooling fan/s are coming on. The worst case, would be a blown head gasket.

Posted on May 29, 2010

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SOURCE: Smoke

  1. Sometimes the steam from under the hood, because it is over heat.

  1. Check the water hose include the heater hose, it is a smaller hose behind the engine on the top near the back of the hood, find out which hopes is leaking.

  1. If the hose is OK, check the freeze plug on the engine, because if the engine is too old, maybe the plug was rust and leaking, when it’s leaking, the engine is hot, you will see the steam under the hood.

  1. When engine is hot, you have to be very carefully, do not open the water cap, if you want to open, you have to either wait a while or use a heavy towel to cover the radiator cap, then open it.

  1. Maybe the radiator is leaking.
I hope this can help you a little bit. good luck.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: smoke pours from under hood.

sounds like you have a coolant or oil leak getting on exhaust manifold. seek service facility for inspection, can be a fire hazard.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: smoke coming from under hood, check gauges light

coolant is leaking, find the source and don't drive it until it is fixed.

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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