Q: My thermostat housing is spraying out antifreeze could that be the reason i see smoke

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My car is spraying out antifreeze from the thermostat housing could that be the reason its smoking

My car has 134674 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi Latrice. Thanks for sending in your question today. Yes - the radiator leak is likely the reason for the smoke. It would be a good idea to replace the radiator thermostat housing as soon as possible to reduce the potential for serious overheating damage.

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