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Smoke what could it be if there is white smoke coming from under the hood and under the car like its coming from the tail pipe

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  • BestofCincy Dec 01, 2008

    My care keeps overheating how likely is it that it's a thermostat problem

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    coolant light on, no acceleration, white smoke under hood

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    when i start the car white smoke comes out the pipe. the car seems to be burning more gas than ususal

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  1. Sometimes the steam from under the hood, because it is over heat.

  1. Check the water hose include the heater hose, it is a smaller hose behind the engine on the top near the back of the hood, find out which hopes is leaking.

  1. If the hose is OK, check the freeze plug on the engine, because if the engine is too old, maybe the plug was rust and leaking, when it’s leaking, the engine is hot, you will see the steam under the hood.

  1. When engine is hot, you have to be very carefully, do not open the water cap, if you want to open, you have to either wait a while or use a heavy towel to cover the radiator cap, then open it.

  1. Maybe the radiator is leaking.
I hope this can help you a little bit. good luck.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

  • malcolm west
    malcolm west Jan 28, 2014

    this is not water or steam it smells like hot diesel

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SOURCE: my car has white smoke coming from the tail pipe...

It is burning oil. Possibly bad valve seals or worn rings.

Posted on May 21, 2010

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SOURCE: My car started smelling funny...pulled over lifted

You can tell by looking at dip stick if the oil has a creamy white substance there is antifreeze getting in oil (blown head gasket) or if ther is excessive white smoke coming from exhaust pipe upon acceleration. steam from under hood may be a coolant leak from a rubber hose or it may be leaking from the cylinder head onto the exhaust manifold also the car will be using up antifreeze.

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SOURCE: white smoke from tail pipe

U have a blown head gasket the white smoke is burning coolant

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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