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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter
Common signs include the engine not turning over, starter engaging but not spinning the motor, and grinding noises or smoke when starting the motor.
How to Get the Smoke Smell Out of Your Car
If you smoke in your car it can lead to bad smells. Use baking soda and fabric freshener on car upholstery to remove the smoke smell from your car.
What Does It Mean When My Car Is "Burning" Oil?
Burning oil is usually caused by leaking oil that burns up on hot engine or exhaust components. Fix leaking oil to prevent expensive car repairs.
Why Do Some Cars Have Really Smelly Exhaust Fumes?
Smelly car exhaust fumes mean that something is going wrong. It could be leaking fluids, a failing catalytic converter, or imbalanced air/fuel mix.
Why Do Diesel Vehicles Emit Black Smoke?
There’s There’s a common misconception among drivers of gasoline engine cars that diesel engines are “dirty,” and that black smoke is emitted from all of them. That’s actually not the case. Take a look at any well-maintained diesel car, and...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor)
Common signs include poor fuel economy, black smoke coming from the engine, engine overheating, and the Check Engine Light turning on.
Top 10 Bad Car Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Ignoring car problems costs more than fixing them right away. Never ignore if your car has rough shifting, a shaky steering wheel, or is smoking.
How to Avoid Muffler Repair
Mufflers break when debris builds in the undercarriage, the muffler rubs against driving surfaces, or there is smoke emitting from the engine.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Hose
Signs of a bad car fuel hose are visible cracks along the fuel hose exterior, the smell of gas in the car, and visible fuel leaks under the car.
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Smoke
No No lectures here – you know that smoking is bad for you. In fact, right now, only about 15% of adults in the United States smoke, and that means that over the years, motor vehicle manufacturers have become less...
How Long Does an Automatic Timing Advance Unit Last?
The The automatic timing advance unit is a component in vehicles with diesel engines. Of course gas and diesel engines both work on the internal combustion principle, but they are quite different, and require different means of controlling the flow...

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Wont start
You should have the vehicle scanned for codes to see if you have codes to the camshaft or crankshaft sensors. Either of these may cause the no spark condition. If the fuel pump regulator is bad, then you would...
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WHY IS WHITE SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST.??
Keep in mind there are several "classifications" of white smoke. If it is thin and dissipates quickly you should not be majorly concerned. Most white smokes are a sign of coolant being consumed and burned in the engine. This can...
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Why Does a Car Burn Oil?
During normal engine operation, all engines use oil to lubricate all of the internal moving parts of the engine like the bearings, camshaft, crankshaft, timing chain, valves, lifters, piston rods, and piston rings. There are two different ways that the...
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White smoke out tailpipe.
If there was oil splattered all over the bottom of the vehicle, there is a good chance that the smoke you are seeing may just be excess oil that is being burnt off of the hot motor and exhaust. To...
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White smoke from the exhaust
White smoke usually means coolant is burning. In your case it may be getting into the engine through an intake gasket or a head gasket. I've seen occasions where a gasket might leak under certain conditions, hot cold, high pressure,...
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White smoke from tailpipe
Your engine is getting coolant into it and producing the white smoke out the tail pipe. The coolant could be getting into the motor from the intake, head gaskets, or head crack. The system would need to be checked to...
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White smoke from exhaust
Hello. White smoke out of the exhaust usually means that there is coolant getting into the cylinder head, or engine block. The most common cause of this is a blown head gasket. This means that the head gasket that sits...
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White smoke coming out of exhaust
White smoke is an indicator that the engine is burning coolant. The fact that the engine idles poorly points toward a problem with the cylinder head; most commonly, the head gaskets. When the gaskets fail, a leak between the cylinder(s),...
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White smoke coming from tailpipe
Hi! The white smoke is a sign that the engines head gasket has blown and is leaking coolant into the combustion chamber. The coolant leaked into the hot combustion chamber then burns off in the form of white smoke exiting...
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White smoke coming from exhaust.
White smoke is an indication of coolant burning, especially if you having to add coolant frequently. If the white smoke is coming out the exhaust pipe then it is most likely being consumed in the combustion chamber. A common cause...
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white smoke coming from exhaust
White smoke on start up is typically due to steam clouds, that is condensation in the engine and exhaust vaporizing. Only if the white smoke doesn't go away as the engine warms up and/or if this white smoke in the...
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White smoke
White smoke from the tail pipe on start up is normal. Your PT Cruiser's exhaust system gets hot and attracts moisture when it cools. Much like the condensation on your windshield in the morning. When you first start your car,...
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white smoke
Hello Mr. Anderson, thank you for writing in. Lets start by saying that most vehicles will produce a small amount of white smoke right when starting. This is happening because condensation builds up in the exhaust and engine compartment. This...
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What is causing the engine misfires?
It is usually best to change all the coils when chasing a misfire with engines of this age and mileage. If one is weak, they are likely all weak. When you changed the plugs, was there oil in the spark...
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We changed our fuel pump
You need to have the fuel pressure regulator and injectors checked for leaking. The fuel pressure regulator is most likely leaking into the intake and causing the excessive fuel to get into the cylinders. I'd suggest getting the vehicle...
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Transmission
Hello. From what you are describing it seems as though the transmission fluid has leaked out. There is a rubber hose that conveys transmission fluid to the radiator for cooling (through a sealed heat exchanger). That hose could have leaked....
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The car runs hot
I would suggest checking to make sure the coolant temp sensor is working correctly. This tells the coolant fans when to come on. I would also check to see if there is any white smoke coming from under the hood....
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Smoke coming out of tailpipe
Hi there. Excessive smoke can indicate some serious issues. The first thing to do is to determine the type of smoke that is emitted. A whitish smoke would indicate engine coolant entering into the combustion chamber. This can cause rough...
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Smoke coming out of exhaust
Hi, the blue tint you mentioned is in fact from oil burning. Over time the internal engine components, specifically the piston o-rings and the valves, wear out and oil starts seeping into the cylinders and burning with the air and...
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Smoke coming from exhaust
Hello, it sounds like you may have a gasket or seal leaking on your car. Smoke in the exhaust could indicate 2 things: you're burning oil or you're burning coolant. If you're burning oil that usually means your valve seals...

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