2001 Chevrolet Impala What could it be.

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 96,000 MILES
Recently my car has been smoking. A white smoke comes from underneath the hood about 15 minutes after being crunk. Its not overheating though. There is also a burning smell and an unknown smell coming through the vents. I lifted the hood and smoke was coming off the engine. Any idea what this could be? Also every few weeks I have to put coolant or water in my car because it starts to over heat. I don't have a problem with it overheating afterwards but why must I repeat this so often? Then recent I started to hear a sound when I crank my car as if my belt is squeaking. You would think its the belt but its something about while im cranking it, that sound seems as if its apart of the crank system. It doesnt do it everything I crank my car. Most of the time I just turn off the car and re crank and its fine. Any ideas on this?
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 AT 1:58 AM

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Tiny
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Have pressure checked for internal leak like a head/intake gasket
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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Ok Thanks I sure will. If that so happens to be the problem. Is this something that can be fixed with seal leak? I pray the cost to repair is inexpensive. Just replaced the motor in Feb. This year.
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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It may be just a small leak from a hose but a pressure check should who it and it can be taken care of easily. If the motor was recently replaced then something like a head gasket or intake should be covered under warranty.
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so much
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Sunday, August 10th, 2014 AT 8:43 AM

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