Cranks not start and smokes comes out of the exhaust

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER PACIFICA
  • 23,000 MILES
Was driving car and it shut off. Took it to shop that say need new fuel pump so got that put in and that say it was over 3 quarts of oil so that drained it all and put back in right amount took a minute to get car started. Once started was real smokey but stayed started drove to work turned off now won't start back up turns over but won't catch after a minute of trying to start it smoke will come out exhaust.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

What color is the smoke?

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Alex
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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The smoke was black at first after new fuel pump was put in. But now that it won't start it's coming out like a grey white after I trying start it for a minute.
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 5:04 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, black smoke is usually a sign of too much fuel being burnt in your vehicle's combustion chambers. White smoke is usually when coolant is being burnt in your vehicle's combustion chambers. The white smoke is what I was afraid of because of your vehicle being over filled with oil. This would indicate that your vehicle has a blown head gasket, probably from the extra stress placed on it by the overfilled oil. Here are a couple of links on the smoke coming from your exhaust:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-black-smoke
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/white-smoke-or-steam-coming-from-the-exhaust-pipe

I would like to do a compression test on your vehicle and see how that turns out. I have a feeling that the lack of compression due to the head gasket failure is why your vehicle isn't starting, but there is one way to either verify or rule out this. Here is a link explaining how to do a compression test on your vehicle:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-engine-compression

Please go through these guides and get back to us with what you are able to find out.

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Alex
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM

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