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1999 Chevy Malibu leaking coolant from the front any reason why white smoke is blowing out the tailpipe car has sat for 2 yrs?

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Answered 2007-01-15 20:58:34

The white smoke coming from the exhasut is a sign then engine has a blown head gasket. Coolant is getting into the combustion chamber and appears as white smoke at the exhaust. Maybe this is why the car has sat for 2 years?

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