Mechanics

OVERHEATING.. SMELL OF ANTI FREEZE?

1991 Acura Legend

Engine Cooling problem
1991 Acura Legend 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 186K miles

91 legend just passes PA state inpection--- drives great on open raods--BUT last week, I got stuck in traffic in philly --stop and go, stop and go. Then within 20 minutes in traffic.I smell & see smoke coming from tail pipe and under the car-- I almost thought I ran something over that got caught on car's underbelly because the smoke smelled like something was on fire. When I parked the car & got out, I could smell antifreeze. Temp gauge on dash does not spike at all?-- Car still drives fine on open roads--**NOTE: it was my Mom's car b4 she passed away in April 2010-- so I am willing to fix whatever is wrong with it-- IF I can really find out the real deal--pls help --thx!
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Deeraf
June 11, 2010.



Hi deeraf,

Check the coolant level in the radiator. If it is low, get a pressure test done to locate the leak if there are no visible leaks after topping up.

Remember to bleed the syastem if the level is low and requires topping up.

KHLow2008
Jun 11, 2010.