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The car started but white smoke was coming from around the area of the radiator cap and possibly from the belt below. There was a squealing noise that was heard for the first time. The weather has been below freezing for two days and I am seeing evidence of a leak but can't find the origin.

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If it is coming from the radiator cap, get a proper replacement from the local parts store and hopefully that will be the end of the issue.

If you are still leaking you are going to need to check the hoses and for leaks at the water pump.

Hope this helps.

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For step by step troubleshooting this problem, I suggest you to refer the help links mentioned below. Its a complete solution with proper explanation to identify the cause of problem: ------


Click the link below: -----

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Squealing at start up on car?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/squealing-at-start-up-on-car.html

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Vehicle making Clunk Thump Thud noise?

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/heater-makes-clicking-noise-under-dash.html

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Car Alternator making noise?

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