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White Smoke I notice white smoke coming from the plastic grills when i come to a stop. I also notice a anti freeze smell to when the heater is on or when the a/c is shut off. After the car has been running for a while the smoke is gone and the smell is not as strong

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  • dcredicott1 Oct 09, 2008

    I have a 2000 ford Taurus and when i drive it for awhile until the temp gauge gets to its normal state i notice a white smoke coming from the front grill and it only last for about 1-3 mins...also i have notice a coolant smell with the heater on. put the car doesnt lose coolant...i have just serived the coolant and everything was good by the ford dealer but it still makes me wonder...any thoughts

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It may dissipate only because it is cooking off faster after warmup.
You have a hose or radiator leak; check your coolant level often until you have it serviced.

I wouldn't use the stuff but there are several 'stopleak' products in auto parts stores.

Don't let it hang too long; if you run low on coolant, you are risking overheating and possibly a blown head gasket which you may already have anyhow.
The coolant leak can come from hoses, the radiator and the head gasket failed near a cooling channel.
Also check your oil and if it looks like Jergens (hand lotion), you already have a blown gasket; that comes from oil and water mixed together and makes a poor lubricant.

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