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Have a 94 toyota pickup has water and steam coming out exhaust and is pushing water out of radiator. engine started this morning but will not start now.

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Blown head gasket, cracked head, etc. Serious problem requiring a tear down to diagnose.

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

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    JeB Oct 20, 2010

    ps: once this sort of problem starts don't try to run the engine ... a lot of water in a cylinder can lead to bent rods and more unpleasantness.

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    JeB Nov 03, 2010

    And another source of that problem is not changing the coolant when scheduled. The coolant passages in the head can corrode away causing these sorts of leaks. Tip: observe the coolant replacement schedule

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Hi i hav read about water in oli & i hav 2E Tazz & i have my car for 4 year's & every time when i start my car there come black water out of the exhausts & that is for 4 years now what can be the prob


on initial start up of an engine , water and water vapor coming from an exhaust pipe is normal-- black water is just carbon or soot in the water
it is condensation formed during the combustion process in a cold engine
--very noticeable on cold mornings as spots of water and steam
as the motor warms up , the hotter combustion temperatures and hot exhaust system reduces visible steam to a point where it is not noticeable and the water has boiled off
as to water in the oil--- normal sump oil is light brown when new to dark chocolate to black as it gets old
if there is water in the sump oil the color is normally a grey color and has a condition like curdled milk
to add further for your pre start checks --- the coolant should be a bright green or red --depending on the anti-boil/freeze in use--- but if you have an automatic with a faulty oil cooler in the radiator tank, the coolant color goes to a pink.

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Could the problem of white smoke when start up in morning be that the cold start sensor could be at fault


White smoke is actually normal Susan. It isn't smoke, it is steam.

White is steam
blue is oil
black is rich mixture

Gasoline contains water at molecular level, and when it burns it condenses through the cold exhaust system as steam vapour. You should find it disappears when the engine and exhaust is warm.

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Hello, this may be a couple problems, I am not sure. I'll just take you through the symptoms in the order they started appearing. The vehicle is a 1991 Toyota Pickup, EFI, 4 cylinder, 5 speed manual....


Well I don't know about the rest of the problems but the heat and steaming more than likely is Ur thermostat. I would change that out to start if steaming continues I would look into a water pump. But start with the thermostat and go from there. Hope this was some help

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Changed bad water pump and timing but car is still overheating causes


Overheating is not always caused by a bad water pump or bad engine firing timing.

The most common causes are:
  • faulty radiator cap: steam/water will be escaping from the caps when engine is hot or oveflow tank overflows or empty!
  • crack cylinder head gasket: check when engine is cold thru radiator cap hole for milky oil in water radiator or large bubbles in radiator water after starting engine. Also check if water steam comes out of exhaust.
  • cylinder head itself: same symtoms as for gasket above.
Hope it helps you find your problems.

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(1989 Oldsmobile V-6 Regency (130,000 miles) suddenly the v-6, 3.8L engine is over heating. No leaks! I can fill the overthrow bucket and the radiator before bedtime and come out in next morning and all...


the thermostat is too the front of the engine,, close to the exhaust system however i dont think thats your problem.. I'm thinking a broken cylinder head gasket.. causing the radiator to pour off into the engine..

try this.. fill the radiatior with WATER,, leave cap off,, start the vehicle,, if you see water pumping back out the radiator then you have a gasket issue (cylinder head gasket).. if not,, driver around for a while with the cap off ,, if the water remains the same height then more than likely one of the radiator hoses has a micro fracture ,, this will cause the coolant to evaporate and escape in the form of steam ,, basically vanish without a trace.

let me know what happens.. maybe another expert here will have another idea.. I'll post it out in the main forum and seek assistance for you,, BTW dont post your personal info on the net like that,, its kinda dangerous..

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I have a 94 toyota v6 pickup, just replaced the radiator. topped off coolant, ran for approx 10 mins. temp gauge move to nomal operating temp. then turned on a/c to put a load on it, the temp then went up....


Did you recheck the water level at the radiator filler cap after the engine was at normal temperature (ie after about 15 mins idling with heater control on full and fan on Low) because it sounds like there is an air lock in the system. Air lock should clear after thermostat starts to open. This is indicated by the top radiator hose becoming hot to touch.

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My 1983 toyota pickup runs rough and black soot come from exhaust


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Yesterday I purchased a 97 Toyota Camry and when we test drove the car it ran smooth and had no problems. after we purchased the car we put gas and started to drive home about half way home when I stoped...


If your test drive was short, but your drive home is longer, it could be a coolant leak. Coolant creates a thick white smoke when it burns. If it's coming out of the tailpipe, then it must be coming through the engine at some point, possibly from a failing head gasket.

A fairly inexpensive test for this is to drain and flush the radiator, refilling it with water, running the engine to warm it up, then drain and flush again, refilling it with water. Be sure to drain and flush the overflow reservoir as well if you can. And please be careful working with a hot radiator - steam burns skin very easily. This should remove at least 75% of the ethyl glycol antifreeze that causes the smoke.

Now, when you run the car up to temperature, if it still smokes white, but much, much less, then it is in fact coolant leaking into the engine and being vaporized and pushed out through the exhaust. The most likely point of failure is the head gasket - which means a several hundred dollar fix.

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I own a m reg 95 model civic. The car is overheating steam is coming out of the radiator. I tested the cooling fan and it does not seem to come on when the engine is hot. HELP!


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