Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car smoking and leaking

asked by on

My car is leaking on both the inside, and the outside. The car was also smoking.

If it’s coolant that is leaking inside and outside of the car, then the heater core in your dash likely has a leak. This would also account for the smoking from the vents or under the car. You should have the cooling system checked before driving, or engine overheating will occur. I recommend having a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, come by and check your car, starting with a diagnosis of the source and cause of the smoke, and an inspection of your leaks.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Bad mileage & strong gas smell in dipstick/oil pan - 1996 Nissan 300ZX

Okay, so usually the answer to problems are usually hidden in the fine details. The whole reason you started noticing a problem was the gas mileage. If this was my car, I would be thinking that I have a fuel...

Q: It throws smoke and smells like gas took it with a mechanic and he said it's the computer I don't believe he is charging 480 to fi

Hey there. If the fuel pressure regulator is leaking fuel through the pressure regulator vacuum line it will flood the engine with fuel. I have also seen where the ECM shorts and keeps injectors open. If you need a second...

Q: Car Stalling

You would benefit from a stalling diagnostic. The responding certified mechanic would check for diagnostic trouble codes to see if there are any obvious clues. If no codes have set (this is checked with a scan tool), among the likely...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.