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Smoking out the back and burning smell inside.

Sometimes when i drive it will start smoking out of the back and i can smell a burning smell inside my car.

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Check for a cracked head that smoke you see is probably antifreeze coming out of the coolant trench in the block itself or could just be a bad gasket on your head

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