Q: My car was smoking on the driver side no leaks on the ground and it's not over heating

asked by on

I have a Lexus GS300 06 it started smoking on the driver side no leaks on ground and it's not over heating

My car has 120120 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hello. The best thing to do is visually inspect where the smoke is coming from. Replicate whatever conditions necessary to get the engine to smoke again, and lift the hood to see where it is coming from. Keep in mind, the smoke source is likely the source of heat and not the source of the leak. Also try to identify if it is white smoke (coolant), blue smoke (oil), or grey smoke (fuel). Another option for inspection is to check what fluids in the engine are low. Check the coolant, gas mileage (or fuel usage), brake fluid, power steering fluid, and engine oil. These are the most common and likely to leak near the engine. If you find the source of the smoke, you can locate the source of the leak, and make an appropriate repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My car was smoking on the driver side no leaks on the ground and it's not over heating

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: When I start my car it the idle is very jumpy and the car feels like it wants to die

There are several possible causes for the idle to fluctuate like this. The most common causes are a faulty/dirty mass airflow sensor, a vacuum leak, an oxygen sensor that is reading incorrectly, or an idle air control motor that is...

Q: White smoke emitted after starting car and gas smell

White smoke out the tailpipe is usually a sign of coolant leaking into the exhaust or cylinder. This is usually caused by a blown head gasket, cracked cylinder head, or cracked engine block. It will also cause a misfire similar...

Q: What maintenace is needed when I reach 128,000 mile mark

Maintenance intervals for your vehicle are stated in 5,000 to 10,000 mile intervals. Looking at the just past 120,000 mile schedule for your vehicle, this is what should have been done and if done, you would presently be up to...

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...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...