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Hi, My Sidekick starts to "putter" as i drive like it's not getting enough fuel. Then when I accelerate it blows large amounts of white smoke out the exhaust. It did this once before last summer and I just could not accelerate and get going. When my husband looked under the hood he found a loose spark plug (?) When he reattached everything it worked just fine. Then during the winter months I thought the white smoke was just from the cold but then it started to do this puttering thing again and obviously blowing alot of smoke. My husband checked the spark plug again and made sure it was in place. I had an oil change about a week ago and they said it was leaking oil but didn't say anything else about it. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Get a mechanic to check the head on the engine. White smoke means coolant is getting in to engine cylinders.

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White smoke always means that oil is getting into the cylinder. This will make the car sputter. You have to find out why the oil is getting in there. It needs to go to a mechanic because it could be any number of reasons why the oil is getting in.

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