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I have smoke, white, coming from under hood, what do i look for to fix it?

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White usually means a coolant leak somewhere. If it was burning oil it would have a bluish tint and some sort of burning rubber is going to be black. You are going to want to look for leaks coming from your radiator first then moving to the main radiator hoses and any other rubber hoses you can see. Usually these can be pretty easy to find and fix as you just replace the hose. It also could be spraying from your radiator cap. I recommend carefully looking for the leak with the engine running as this will allow you to follow the smoke and hopefully find the source.

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