1990 Plymouth Acclaim 1990 Acclaim Overheating!

Tiny
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1990 Plymouth Acclaim

I have an Acclaim. It used to be a great car, but recently I've been having some trouble with it. The past few weeks it has been over-heating. And tonight, the hood actually started smoking. I have added oil and anti-freeze. I'm not very car savvy and have no idea what could be wrong. I really need help! I'm freaking out because I can't afford another car.
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 AT 6:09 PM

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Tiny
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Can you verify whre the steam is coming from, do you notice white smoke coming out of the exhaust?
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 AT 7:56 PM
Tiny
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The steam is coming out of both sides of the hood. And I think that there is white smoke coming from the exhaust. It smells really bad too, like the oil or antifreeze burning or something.
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like a cracked/warped head or a blown headgasket. Perform a compression test on each cylinder the lowest cylinder should be no more then 25% less then the highest cylinder.
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Monday, February 4th, 2008 AT 9:07 AM

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