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When I try to crank my car it sounds like its trying to crank but it takes a few tries before it cranks up,and white smoke comes out the tail pipe when it cranks up. What could be wrong? Also it has coolant loss. I've replaced almost every part of the cooling system and sparkplugs and wires over the past few months

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Looks like the head gasket may be your problem.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

  • nikkyy10 Sep 16, 2010

    Wouldn't the oil be a milky color if it was a head gasket? It's not though.

  • cheap repair Sep 17, 2010

    sometimes the headgasket breaks between cylinders, this will not cause the coolant to mix with oil. if the leak is bad enough you will see water on the plugs or even see water shooting out of the sparkplug holes when you crank the engine. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_s...

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