My car is smoking what could the problem be.?
If it is white smoke, it could be leaking coolant into combustion chamber by a leaking head gasket, cracked block, or warped or cracked cylinder head. If it is black smoke, the engine is running to rich. (too much fuel going into engine). If it is blue smoke, engine is burning oil,(valve seals or rings).
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What could be the problem when some heavy light colored smoke is seen after driving a car on a highway stopping and starting it again?
Answer . \nUsualy this is caused by condesation forming in the exhaust system.When the car is driven for a long period and or at highway speeds the exhaust system heats up. Then when it is shut down moisture from the ambient air condenses/collects inside the exhaust,then when you drive the car ag…ain the moisture exits the exhaust as steam or even as water dripping from the end of the tailpipe.This is mutch easier to see on a cold day. B (MORE)
Answer . how long does it run before it cuts out? If it runs for about 5 or 10 minutes and won't start again until it is cold it could be the crankshaft position sensor.. If it runs for a few minutes, sounds more like a ECT (engine coolant temp) sensor.
It depends on if you see the antifreeze leaking or it is just disappearing. If it is just disappearing then a bad head gasket or cracked head may be the problem. The smoking could actually be vaporized antifreeze. If that is the case don't run it until you can get it fixed.
If a 1999 voyager smokes when sitting in traffic and has started leaking oil what could be the problem?
Those are two different problems... If it's smoking in traffic, it could be from many things... If the smoke is coming from under the hood, you might have an oil leak that is dripping onto the exhaust. If it's smoking from the tailpipe, odds are, your rings / compression is gone and the oil is blowi…ng by the rings and getting burned. (MORE)
If an Eclipse is emitting a lot of white smoke when driving that smells foul but the car runs fine other than the smoking what could be the problem and would it have anything to do with the turbo?
Intercooled \n. \nIf the turbo is intercooled it may have a blown seal allowing coolant to pass into the intake flow.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nWhite smoke is usually an indication of a blown head gasket. Stop driving the car immediately until this is looked into. Serious engine damage will o…ccur if th head gasket is blown.\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nif is not the head gasket you are in for a cracked block or cylinder head $$$$$$\n. \n Answer \n. \nA blown seal in the turbo is a possibility.\n. \n Answer \n. \nyou could just be running to lean\n. \n Answer \n. \ni blew white smoke when i used racing octane gas. also when i used octane booster of fuel injector cleaners. if it is consistent, probably head gasket. (MORE)
If it is white smoke and it is coming out of the exhaust then it is possibly a blown head gasket, the white smoke is from water getting into the engine. some times you can check by taking the radiator cap offand turning the engine over, if water shoots out then its a blown head gasket. at least that…'s what my Nissan did. (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \ncould be steam from a leak caused by the accident in the coolant system or smoke from a transmission cooler leak they are both up in the front of the car.
What could be the problem if your car gets 7mpg and you replaced fuel filter and the car is blowing black smoke bad?
Answer . Your car seems to be getting too much fuel, is it computer controlled?
There is smoke coming from under your hood from the engine itself what could be causing the problem?
Answer . \nMost of the time it is because of leaking valve cover gaskets that drip oil on the hot exhaust manifolds.This is common on many cars.Mark.
Your 1993 Chevy Lumina started smoking from under hood no temp lights on no oil light did get a low coolant light when you turned car off and restarted What could be the problem?
Answer . When coolant leaks on a hot engine it produces quite a bit of steam, and it looks like smoke. Make sure you aren't leaking coolant somewhere and if you are, take care of the problem before the engine is destroyed. It's usually a radiator hose or heater hose, but whatever you do, take ca…re of the problem before driving it again. (MORE)
Answer . Could be the starter or ignition switch...does the car crank/turn over when you turn the key? If you just turn the key and it 'clicks' it might be the ignition switch. I've had this problem before, and it ended up being the alternator. HOpe this helps!
It Depends . It depends on how bad the smoke is. If the vehicle doesn't run, it could be a blown head gasket or a cracked head.
Answer . If you suspect overheat has caused a problem, you first need to run a compression test. That way you can eliminate some of the problems that are often caused when an engine is overheated.\n. \nAs you're pulling the plugs for the compression test, make sure the plug colors are even, and… light to medium grey. Any dark or damaged plugs can indicate other problems. If the compression test indicates that all cylinders have good, even compression and you just have a dark plug, you may have dodged the big expense.\n. \nGood luck. (MORE)
Can a fuel mixture problem cause a car to smoke The car has good compression new plugs and wires. The smoke is not steam or burning oil.?
Answer . What color is the smoke? If it's black, it's probably receiving too much fuel. If it's grey or blue, it's probably oil related. If the engine isn't using oil, check to see if it has a vacuum modulator on the transmission. If it does, pull the vacuum line to make sure it's clean. If the…re is oil in the vacuum modulator line, you're pulling transmission fluid into the engine. The good news is, it's usually a somewhat inexpensive repair, depending on who does it for you. (MORE)
Answer . \noil can be leaking from higher up on engine. u just need to clean engine, then after running for awhile, look for leak, be aware that oil on engine can be blown back over engine by the fan, so some hard looking may be what it takes to find the problem
The most common failure is a poor connection at the battery. Make certain the terminals are clean and tight. Also make certain the ground cables are in good condition and not loose. Other things to check would include the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid, The neutral safety switch and possible a…nti-theft systems and devices that can disable the starter. (MORE)
Answer . Possible but doubtful. White smoke from the exhaust is normally a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber. This will destroy an engine in short order if not repaired. My guess is someone did not install the head gasket correctly or over or under torqued the head bolts and m…ay have cracked the head. . Answer . Possible but doubtful. White smoke from the exhaust is normally a sign that coolant is entering the combustion chamber. This will destroy an engine in short order if not repaired. My guess is someone did not install the head gasket correctly or over or under torqued the head bolts and may have cracked the head. (MORE)
Answer . Could be a number of things, when was the last time you had the car serviced for regular maintenence coolant flush, or it could ba a bad heater core aswell. Either way I suggest you have a technician look into it
The most common causes of overheating and shaking in a vehicle arethe head gaskets. A blown head gasket will produce overheating andshaking and may lead to a cracked head.
bad battery. if the lights don't work with the car off after sitting overnight, then the battery is not holding a charge and it's time to replace it.
Needs new plugs, plug wires. Needs a tune up, needs the carburetor adjusted, needs higher octane fuel. It could have a plug wire or wires connected to the wrong one. It could need a new fuel filter.
there could be a problem with the timing of engine (ie) spark knock or bad gas
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Blue smoke, burning oil. (tired) White smoke, burning coolant. (bad head gasket) Black smoke, excess gasoline (flooding).
Start here: Check for cracks in the coils, to check, start the car and look at the coils to see if its jumping fire anyplace, If so this is the problem, If not, replace the plug wires. This advice is about 90% accurate. May not fix it though.. You might also check for loose bolts on the intake mani…fold or broken (leaking) vacuum lines. (MORE)
You may have an electrical problem. Check your battery for charge, if it id dead it may be caused by a weak or bad alternator.
A vehicle with black smoke from the exhaust is either running too rich ( fuel air mixture is incorrect ) or burning oil or oil getting into the combustion chamber. If oil, check and/or renew oil rings . If your vehicle is older and you keep having to add oil it is probably the latter. But burning …oil normally creates blue smoke while un-burnt fuel would be black. If your vehicle is running too rich check your O2 sensor, your MAF sensor and for vacuum leaks. Could be air intake check your air filter, but probably the O2 sensor. The O2 sensor. located on the exhaust pipe prior to the muffler, looks like a spark plug with a wire that comes off the tip and leads into the wire loom. It could also be turbocharger seals. Or, its a diesel engine and they blow a lot of black smoke when revved up or floored. (MORE)
Possible battery, starter, relay or wiring issues. Peobably a dead battery. You can jump start it and let it run to see if it will charge back up. if something was left on, it may be fine. Other than that, check the cables to see if they are corroded. check to see if anything else works like the li…ghts. if they work then you probably have a starter or electrical issue. (MORE)
No transmission fluid or fluid level is too low. If levels are fine, take to transmission repair shop.
blown head gasket.. possibly warped or cracked head now too. shakes a lot because loss of compression due to any of the above. when replacing head gasket be sure to have head checked out and resurfaced.
It could be a # of things; Piston rings,Valve seals,Oil returns stoped up, Leaking intake manifold, Over filled with oil. To much fuel,engine running rich. What color is the smoke ?? What year and engine size, This would help me answer The question.
Could be several things... O2 Sensor, fuel issue etc. Most of the time you will find that it's simply the car's computer needs to be reset (due to dead battery or having the battery unhooked for a few minutes. Heres a quick way to reset the car's computer; make sure the car is warmed up pop …the hood and unhook the negative battery terminal make sure that the terminals are not corroded, if so you need to clean them first (i use baking soda and water but most just use a wire brush) with the negative unhooked, get in your car and press the brake pedal and hold for about a minute get back out of the car and reconnect the negative terminal start the car and let it idle for about 5 minutes Drive the car around. be easy on it at first, because the car will sputter a little bit more than likely. The car is resetting several things, like the airflow detection etc. If that doesnt help, then you probably need to try cleaing out the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAF) Google that (MORE)
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is such case the first thing you should do is to check the gas content.
After 5 years of racing i think i can answer this, there is a large variety of simple reasons why a car would overheat, heres the list blocked radiator- this can be fixed by simply scraping the junk off of your radiator. low or worn out oil- replace your oil and check for leaks- if there is a leak…, replace the leaky part or line. broken water pump- replace your "water" pump, water or coolant is used to keep most engines cool. low coolant or water: add more water or coolant to your radiator, once again- check for leaks. (if you choose to use plain water, make sure it is distilled) worn out engine- your engine may just be wearing out- if this is the case it will need a rebuiled or to be replaced. faulty sensors- your engine may not be overheating at all, the sensors may just be broken. broken radiator fan: this is a problem if the car needs artifficial air flow from a fan to cool itself when it is not moving, you can either replace the fan, or get airflow to the radiator some other way- such as driving, or just shutting off your engine before it gets to hot. (MORE)
\nCheck to see if your exhaust pipes have picked up some road trash. Check on top of the catalytic converter, too.
Not knowing much about cars, I know my car used to overheat in the radiator which is usually at the front of the vehicle near the headlights. If there isn't enough coolant in the radiator, or if there is a leak your car will overheat and you will see smoke coming from your hood. A word of caution. D…o not open the radiator cap if your car is hot. Wait for it to cool down before opening it because it will explode and you could possibly get burned from the escaping coolant vapors. The coolant system in most cars is water based (Porsche used to have an air cooling system). So, if you have a car that is overheating it's going to be something to do with the water, or its anciliaries is there enough water in the system? check for leaks, etc is the water free to move around the engine (the water absorbs heat from the engine as it passes through the various channels and is then cooled by air hitting the radiator) so, check that the thermostat is not stuck closed, that there are no blockages in the coolant system and that the water pump is working Make sure that you don't drive a car that is over heating. Parts of the engine are made from different materials and therefore expand at different rates when the engine heats up. this can lead to head gasket failure and warped cylinder head which is costly to repair. here are some other reasons from a differant person. After 5 years of racing i think i can answer this, there is a large variety of simple reasons why a car would overheat, heres the list blocked radiator- this can be fixed by simply scraping the junk off of your radiator. low or worn out oil- replace your oil and check for leaks- if there is a leak, replace the leaky part or line. broken water pump- replace your "water" pump, water or coolant is used to keep most engines cool. low coolant or water: add more water or coolant to your radiator, once again- check for leaks. (if you choose to use plain water, make sure it is distilled) worn out engine- your engine may just be wearing out- if this is the case it will need a rebuiled or to be replaced. faulty sensors- your engine may not be overheating at all, the sensors may just be broken. broken radiator fan: this is a problem if the car needs artifficial air flow from a fan to cool itself when it is not moving, you can either replace the fan, or get airflow to the radiator some other way- such as driving, or just shutting off your engine before it gets to hot. (MORE)
well this happened to me when it was freezing cold but if its cold where your at then just get your car warmed up. Try it with different CD's to make shure its not just that one. the CD won't eject
You probably have a little oil seeping into the combustion chamber while the engine is off. Once you start the engine, this oil is burned and causes the smoke you see.
Most likely worn piston rings causing small amounts of oil to get into the cylinders while it's running. Why you don't see it comming from your exhaust after your car warms up? Thank your catalytic converter for doing it's job and burning off the rest of the oil particles.
If you battery has plenty of power, either faulty contacts in ignition switch or starter motor, or faulty starter motor.
Contact a mechanic, this problem could be originating from a variety of problems with the car.
Well it could, but a person would need to be exposed for a long period of time. Breathing in any kind of smoke is bad since smoke is filled with tiny particles of ash and other byproducts that can harm the lungs.
Possibly if there is some water in the fuel. You will also see black smoke if the fuel/air mixture is too rich. White smoke is coolant in the combustion chamber and blue smoke is oil burning.
blown turbo - worn turbo bearing causing oil to suck through and into exhaust manifold - results in no power and neat oil burning in the exhaust - major black smoke
You have a tire out of balance. Have all 4 tires balanced and rotated. If it still shakes have the motor mounts inspected.
Some problems which could prevent your car from starting is, maybe you didn't put your keys in all the way. Also, you might need an oil change, or some more gas in your tank.
If your engine is blowing blue smoke your engine is burning oil. If the smoke is present on acceleration , the piston rings are bad. If smoke is present on deceleration , then the valve guide seals are bad.
If oil is spilled on the engine. Probably the most commen if u weren't going 100 mph before it happened
Could that knocking noise from the engine and that smoke coming from the muffler have anything to do with the car not starting?
If you have knocking from the engine and smoke from the exhaust then you have far more problems than the car just not starting. Sick professional help immediately.