I am having a really perplexing problem with my 1997 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl. Convertible. A couple of weeks ago my belts (the ones located right next to cooler overfill container) broke. When I popped my hood to check it out I saw smoke. I got my belts fixed a week later and when I went to pick up the car I drove a few blocks and noticed whisps of smoke seeping from under my hood. I got home popped the hood and sure enough it was smoking a good amount of white smoke. I left the car alone for the night and the next morning I placed oil and drove the car a couple of blocks and the problem was just as bad. Then I noticed I needed coolant so I filled it and drove the car a few miles and there was no visible smoke. I left the car alone and tried the car out the following day and noticed a little smoke. Coming from under the coolant overfill container and under the radiator cap. I purchased a new radiator cap the same day and drove my car about a mile and faintly smelled coolant through my a/c vents. My a/c does not really work but I turned it on. I came back to my house and saw a little puff of smoke coming from under my engine. The thing that is driving me crazy is that the car only has smoke when I am driving or after I have driven the car. If the car sits in idle, smoke will not appear AT ALL and as soon as I get home from driving and pop the hood I will see smoke but it will soon dissipate when I turn off the car. I have absolutely no smoke coming from my exhaust; it is just from under my hood and I also checked my coolant container for any signs of oil as well as the oil top and dipstick for any signs of mixture and there is nothing. Also, my car is not overheating. What do you think the problem could possibly be?
Thursday, July 14th, 2011 AT 5:55 PM