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2002 chevelot malbu is smoking help anyone know cars?

The back of the engin is smoking not sure if it's oil cause the car isn't overheating and i just had an oil change like a week ago but my belt is almost shreaded completely off. what do you think? By the way this is a 2002 cheverlot malbu

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Rear valve cover is leaking.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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Are you leaking power steering fluid? You might have a small hose in the high pressure hose and is spraying on the exhaust manifold and belt? Also, the valve cover might be leaking.

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Seized alternator,water pump,ac compressor, or valve cover gasket leaking'

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YOU NEED TO REPLACE DRIVE BELT BEFORE IT BREAKS. IF CAR SMOKES HEAVY WHITE YOU A HEAD GASKET LEAK.IF CAR SMOKES BLUE SMOKE ALL THE TIME YOU HAVE WORN OUT PISTON RINGS OR VALVE GUIDE AND VALVE SEALS.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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