I was driving and white smoke started coming from under the hood. So I shut the car off and waited. When I restarted the car, it would not drive forward, only in reverse.
With the symptoms you have described, the most likely cause is a leak in the transmission. When the fluid level changes drastically, the transmission loses the ability to pump fluid and transfer power. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your transmission and determine what repairs are needed.
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