Q: Heater core or head gasket 2001 Ford Mustang

asked by on

Cars vents emit white smoke and smoke from rear of engine bay in front of the firewall. When I shined a flashlight in the tailpipes after it was cut off bc white smoke was coming out the exhaust it was thick and white. Oil is normal color and engine overheats when heat is on obviously bc there's a coolant leak somewhere. I just don't know the exact diagnosis I don't want to pull my supercharger off and replace the head gasket if that's not the problem

My car has 90000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Heater core or head gasket 2001 Ford Mustang

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: Dashboard vibrating when engagge into 'D' drive mode also when slowing down to stop at a red light

The vibrations you are feeling may be your brakes. If the brakes are struggling to keep the car stopped, you may feel the vibrations inside of the cab, and specifically at the brake pedal. Check your brake pads or rotors...

Q: Hydraulic problem with engine lifters knocking.

Hi there. If the lifters are indeed tapping, then they are probably sticking. Try putting one quart of transmission fluid in the engine and run the engine for 15 minutes at 3,000 rpm. This will thin out the original oil...

Q: Q: Car leaks power steering fluid

There are many hose/line connections involved in the power steering system that can be possible leak points. The power steering pump and steering gear (rack and pinion) are major components and common failure items on your vehicle. Have an experienced...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...