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CAR BLOWS A BIG CLOUD OF WHITE SMOKE

2006 Chrysler Sebring • 90,000 miles

My Sebring blows out a big cloud of white smoke while driving. It happens when the car is warmed up and I slow down to make a turn and speed back up again.
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Pmf1410
July 14, 2012.




Are you using any coolant?
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Mhpautos
Jul 14, 2012.
No I'm not losing coolant. I forgot to add the car looses power when this happens.

Tiny
Pmf1410
Jul 14, 2012.
Is there any odd smell about the smoke?

Mhpautos
Jul 14, 2012.
I can't tell to be honest with you.

Tiny
Pmf1410
Jul 14, 2012.
White smoke is usually a coolant leak into the cylinders, it can be associated with a sweet smell, brake fluid and trans oil also will produce white smoke but the chances of this is quite improbable in modern cars, I would get the head check done to disprove any head related problem, this is a quick and cheap chemical test to check for Co in the cooling system, apart from that I can only think that it my be a fuel contamination problem, did it start after refueling?

Mhpautos
Jul 14, 2012.
I refueled last Sunday and it started Monday, but I refueled again Thursday and it is still doing it.

Tiny
Pmf1410
Jul 15, 2012.
Sounding a bit like a fuel contamination problem, change the filter and drain the fuel out of the old filter into a clean glass container and see how it looks, if cloudy and smells off it will be bad fuel.

Mhpautos
Jul 15, 2012.
Thank you for your help.

Tiny
Pmf1410
Jul 15, 2012.

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