I have a 2003 Ford Taurus, and about two weeks ago it started to leak coolant, and a white smoke was coming from the hood. got the coolant resiviour replaced for 250$, and on the way back from the mechanic my car looses a good amount of coolant that had just been put in, and it had smoke coming from the hood. Now, about a week later, the problem persists. i looked under the car after driving it for about 5 minutes, and a massive amount of white smoke is coming from what seems to be my exhaust pipe near the front end, and from my radiator. i have thought about just putting stop leak into my radiator hose and see if that fixes it, but i dont want to put the entire engine system at risk because i dont know whats wrong with my car.
My car has 102000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Overheating issues can be very tricky to fix and diagnose. However, when you're losing coolant and white smoke is coming from the exhaust, this is a typical indication of a blown head gasket; which is causing coolant to seep into the engine. If this issue is not dealt with quickly; it can cause serious engine damage. The best advice I can offer is to have a professional mobile mechanic complete a car is overheating inspection; so they can determine if the repairs needed will be affordable or worth the expense.
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