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My 1996 windstar is emmiting tons of white smoke from the exhaust, so bad that it is not driveable. What can cause this?

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Probably a blown head gasket, antifreeze is leaking into the cylinders and is being pushed as steam through the exhaust. It will need to be parked, make arrangements to tow it to a facility and have the offending head removed for a new gasket installed. If it is the front head, it is easier to do than the rear head, but it is a major repair regardless.

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