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I had the water pump changed on my 1992 Ford Taurus. Afterwards when the car was turned on it was letting out a lot of white, grey smoke from the tail pipe and the car was shaking. what can be causing it? I was told that maybe I had water in the oil and also there was a sensor in the back of the car that I could not figure out what it went to?

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It's quite possible that the head gasket is blown and it's allowing water to enter one of the cylinders and that's a good possibility for the white smoke. It may be that before the water pump was changed that it overheated and allowed the head to blow a gasket.

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  • ana gonzales May 28, 2010

    ah, man, about how much does tomething like that cost? and how would you know ifyou had blown the head gaskets? I do remember driving one night and it got over heated a nd stalled on me on the freeay. After it cooled and I got water in the radiator it turned on and worked great.

  • ana gonzales May 28, 2010

    but it was still leaking water from the water pump.

    KEN LaPOINT May 28, 2010

    Hope I'm wrong, but here's how to check. Pull the dipstick out to check the oil level. If the oil is foamy on the dipstick, that can be an indicator. If when you first try to start the car...if it is harder to turn over than normal, that could be an indicator as well.
    You can get price quotes by calling a few repair shops. They've got pricing guides so they should be able to ballpark it over the phone for you..



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