Question about 2004 Nissan Maxima
The color of the smoke means a lot here.
Black Smoke is from car running too rich.
Blue smoke is burning oil.
White smoke is generally steam in gas engines or can be unburned fuel in a diesel.
From your description this is often from a blown head gasket with water getting in the cylinder so the one cylinder doesnt fire properly which causes the shake. BUT it could also be a bad plug or wire causing the shake and the excess fuel causing the smoke.
If this car were in my shop the first thing I would do is pull the plugs and check their condition. This will tell me the exact nature of the problem. If I was still in doubt I would do a compression check on all cylinders with close attention on any whose plugs looked different.
You can bet this is a bad problem and the vehicle should not be driven..
Posted on Apr 22, 2010
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