Q: Car blows white smoke

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My car is blowing white smoke.

Hi there. White smoke can come from the exhaust on this truck for a number of reasons. The most common cause is a failing fuel injector that is allowing excessive amounts of fuel to enter the engine. It can also be a turbo problem or a coolant leak in the engine. These are not as common as an injector. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect for any leaks and replace the fuel injector if that is said to be the issue.

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