2002 Dodge Stratus 2002 Stratus R/T white smoke on start

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE STRATUS
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  • 60,000 MILES
It just started recently, when I start the car white smoke comes out of the tail pipe. It doesn't keep smoking, just a little bit on the start up and thats it. Anybody have any ideas?
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Friday, August 29th, 2008 AT 8:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

You, may have a minor coolant leak into a combustion chamber, as white smoke is a sign of this problem, have a Co test done in the coolant, this is a quick way of checking for a head gasket issue.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2008 AT 4:40 AM
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Whats a Co test?
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Saturday, August 30th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Hi there,
This is a simple chemical test to check for exhaust gasses in the cooling system.

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Saturday, August 30th, 2008 AT 8:40 PM

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