CAR BLOWS A BIG CLOUD OF WHITE SMOKE

  • Tiny
  • pmf1410
  • 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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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 3:53 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Are you using any coolant?

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 4:00 PM
  • Tiny
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No I'm not losing coolant. I forgot to add the car looses power when this happens.

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 4:04 PM
  • Tiny
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Is there any odd smell about the smoke?

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 4:08 PM
  • Tiny
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I can't tell to be honest with you.

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 5:24 PM
  • Tiny
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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?

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Saturday, July 14th, 2012 AT 11:13 PM
  • Tiny
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I refueled last Sunday and it started Monday, but I refueled again Thursday and it is still doing it.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 4:58 AM
  • Tiny
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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.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 5:34 AM
  • Tiny
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Thank you for your help.

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 10:48 PM

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