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Trouble with PEP BOYS?, I 'm so surprized. Sorry for the sarcasm, but you can find a happy medium between the Dollar happy dealer and the quota concious chain stores. They are called "Independent repair shops". Find one that will accept your warranty and let them handle the car. I sounds like you have several unrelated problems. Let's take them one at a time: Brake shoes: I don't know where your at with that-need more info. Running hot: You need to have the computer scanned for codes to see if there is a "rock to grab onto while your scaling up the mountain" If it yields no information, I would recommend a chemical test of the cooling system that would show if exhaust smoke is entering you cooling system. If the head or head gasket is bad, this test usually will confirm this. It would explain the steam from the tail pipe. However, The gasket or head may not only be an addition problem but may also be a symptom of another problem. A head gasket or cracked head is commonly caused by overheating, Overheating is caused by many things. Is there a coolant leak? Is the a sensor that is giving the computer bad info, Is there a cooling fan not working, Is there a obstruction is the cooling system? Is there weak coolant or too concentrated coolant? Need to find someone you can have confidence in. Talk to someone that is happy with their independent garage and let them have at it. You need someone that can communicate well. This is important to you understanding what is happening. Hearing a bump: I'm not exactly sure what you mean. I can fell a bump, but I can't hear a bump. I would be willing to bet that your right rear spring is broke. Don't be surprized when the warranty company only wants to pay for one. You should do both sides and replace the struts at the same time. You can get lifetime warrantied parts through a independent garage. Dealer is 12,000 miles/12 monthe warranty only. Lastly, the brake pedal clicking: Need to stick your head under the dash and press the pedal with your hand. Feeling around for the vibration when it clicks to determine the source. Let me know how you make out on all of these issues, Thanks, Paul

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What causes water to come out of the tailpipe of a Ford Expedition when turned off?

Most gasolines have a high water content,When they are burned in the engine the water turns to steam and goes out the exhaust.As the exhaust system cools off, the steam condenses and water can run out of the tailpipe

What causes water to come out of the tailpipe?

You have a blown head gasket.

What causes black smoke to come out of the tailpipe?

Excess fuel causes black smoke.

Why does steam come from tailpipe until car heats up?

It is NOT steam it is vapor, the same as looking over a lake when the ambient temperature is cooler then the lake water

Why does steam come from tailpipe but stops?

because the warming of the engine causes condensation. and as it warms further the condensation in the motor and exhaust system become warmed into steam until it gets hot all the way through and thus stops because it is not condensating anymore.

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What causes white smoke and oil dripping out thr tailpipe?

oil getting by the rings causes white smoke and oil dripping out of the tailpipe.

Does the transmission make smoke come out of the tailpipe?

No, the engine exhaust is what comes out of the tailpipe.

Why does steam come out of the tailpipe of a 2005 Mazda RX8 1.3 Rotary motor it has no head gaskets?

Steam? RX8 normally smokes from the rich fuel mixture. When you turn the car off, especially when it is cold, it steams.

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What causes blue tailpipe smoke?

You are burning oil.

Cracked head gasket symptoms?

Steam (White Smoke) coming from the tailpipe is the #1 indicator.

Would a bad head gasket cause loss of oil to come out the tailpipe?

No. A bad head gasket would cause water to come out the tailpipe. You will see white smoke. Leaky rings would cause oil to come out the tailpipe. You will see blue smoke.

1999 deville with 46 northstar tailpipe steaming and water in oil what sould you check?

Steam from the tailpipe, and water in the oil means you have a faulty head gasket. Not a good thing. The steam is the antifreeze/water coolant leaking into the heads (bad gasket) getting heated by the engine and coming out as steam. The water in the oil is the same deal, but it;s collecting in the oil so it isn't coming out of the tailpipe. You need a new head gasket. I promise.

What causes smoke to come out of the tailpipe of a car?

If it is really smoke, then it is almost always caused by burning of oil that enters the engine due to bad seals and rings.

What causes blue smoke to come from your tailpipe?

the engine is burning oil. blue smoke oil white smoke antifreeze black smoke excess fuel

Why does white smoke come out of the tailpipe on a jeep wrangler?

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What causes white smoke to come out of tailpipe?

The white smoke coming out of a tailpipe is called steam. It is caused by water leaking into a cylinder. It can be caused from a blown head gasket letting water from your cooling system leak into a cylinder. When the gasoline and air burn, it makes the water in the cylinder turn to steam. The steam goes out your tailpipe with your exhaust gases. If you do not keep your radiator full, you will blow your engine. If you do not get it fixed, It will ruin your lubrication system and ruin your engine. Hopefully, you are in a position to make car payments. Can also be moisture trapped in the exhaust system if you make too many short trips and never get the entire system up to temperature. Blueish colored smoke would be buring oil, caused by failed seals or rings. Black or brown smoke is gasoline. caused by too rich a mixture.

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It is probably steam coming from a leaky heater core.

How can you make black smoke come out of your tailpipe?

Need to know why this is necessary.

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The most common is the head gasket. BUTDepending on the engine there can be several other causes.

Why does smoke come out of your microwave when you heat up a scone?

It is actually steam, not smoke, that is released. Condensation causes there to be small amounts of moisture within the scone. Heating the scone in the microwave turns the water into steam, and the steam is then released.

Is it normal to have oil to come out tailpipe when head gasket is bad?

no. when a head gasket is bad coolant goes to the exhaust pipe and causes the car to smoke alot all white smoke.

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Why does my car uses a lot of water when i cant se any leak?

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