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I have a 1998 dodge stratus. 2.4 L 4 cyl engine. smoke began coming from the back aarea of engine just in front of dashboard; radiator full. not running hot. oil level ok. no leak. no light indicato

Not running hot no oil leak oil ok radiator ok no check lights on dashboard on

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Could be oil dripping from the valve cover onto the exhaust pipe.
One drip can cause alot of smoke when it hits the pipe.
Could be power steering fluid too.

Posted on Sep 08, 2012

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SOURCE: OIL PRESSURE LIGHT INTERMINTENLY GOES OFF AND ON

Keep checking those Fluids. it sounds a lot like your Oil pump is taking a Slow Death March. At some point you will need to replace it.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine light has come on

You need a code scanner hooked up to it to find out why the light is on.
If there is an advanced auto or an autozone near you, go there and tell them the engine light is on, and you need a code retrieved. They don't charge for this, where other places do. Tales about a minute.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: DASHBOARD RADIATOR INDICATOR LIGHT COMES ON WHEN ENGINE IS COLD

you might need to get the water level sensor checked, it may be faulty

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: engine light comes on and says engine overheating

Could be three things: Hopefully the first...
1. radiator fan not blowing. (most likely)
2. Radiator clogged (not likely)
3. Head gasket blown... (very possible)

If #1, system cannot detect fan not blowing. It may be the fuse or the relay switch, disconnecetd wire at fan, or burned-out fan motor.
If #2, Flush radiator
If #3, you will see WHITE smoke out the tailpipe and excessive water drops.
Your new oil will have a "milky" look (check the oil dipstick). That is water.
When engine is COLD, remove radiator cap and start car. You will notice high-pressure "bubbles" squirt out of the radiator, even before the engine warms up.

I hope it is #1. and that this is helpful.



Posted on Sep 08, 2009

Ronnie Wilson

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SOURCE: oil level light/smoke from radiator overfill/sludge in same

If oil is Clean and there is no White Smoke that Disapates Fast, Check for Transmission Cooler (IN RADIATER) Problem

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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