I was driving and noticed smoke coming from my car then m...

I was driving and noticed smoke coming from my car then my car cut off and then started back up I then pulled over and popped the hood and noticed a oil leak from somewhere what do u think it could be Mechanic's Assistant:...

I was driving and noticed smoke coming from my car then my car cut off and then started back up I then pulled over and popped the hood and noticed a oil leak from somewhere what do u think it could be Mechanic's Assistant: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses? No Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? 2012 Chevy equinox Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far? No I just parked it in front of my house waiting to take it to a mechanic

Automotive Expert
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* I will do my best to assist you.. I help many customers, so sometimes my replies are delayed, I will respond once available. During this conversation you will be given an automated offer for a phone call. You may accept or decline that offer.I don’t personally offer this service so if you take this another tech may call. Sounds like the oil is causing the smoke, you would want to find the location of the leak and get that fixed first and then clean the [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) and re test and check for further leaks or issues.

Ok thank you for that information
Automotive Expert
your welcome

I'm definitely getting it checked out soon
Automotive Expert
sounds good if you have any questions while its in let me know.

Automotive Expert

When i start the car it automatically cuts off
Automotive Expert
that could be a lot of things, is there a check engine light on ? are you wanting to know why its doing that?

it's been on for a long time time and yes I do want to know why it's doing that
Automotive Expert
ok for that we will need to do some diagnostics, you first need to pull codes and post them here and then I can give a idea of what it could be and if you want to go further I can send you diagnostic instructions so you can troubleshoot it

How would I pull codes?
Automotive Expert
you need a scanner for that you can buy or rent them from autozone

Ok I don't have one right now
Automotive Expert
no worries come back when ever your ready

Hi it's me again, it seems like it's leaking from the engine before I take it to the shop is that a major/expensive repair?
Automotive Expert
it really depends where the leak is coming from, once that is determined we can figure out a cost

The oil stick is bone dry and the car starts up but it cuts off when put in drive since the car starts up it wouldn't be that the engine failed correct
Automotive Expert
it could be that its locking up from no oil, you def dont want to try to start with no oil in the engine

Thank you that's what I kinda thought
Automotive Expert
your welcome

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