1998 Plymouth Voyager white smoke when backing up

Tiny
PAKMANSR
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  • 1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
My van is making a big cloud of white smoke when I put it in reverse and turn the steering wheel. I cant see were the leak is coming from. But it only does it in reverse.
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Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 6:20 AM

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Tiny
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Blueish smoke is oil coming through, grayish is fuel, sometimes its so rich it gets black. White is usually coolant and it can smell like coolant. The van is under its heaviest load in reverse because of the transmission pressure required. Also the engine rocks in a different manner in reverse a gear that is used many times in an initial take off and leave a driveway or parking spot. Maybe you have coolant leaking into your engine through a warped, cracked, or bad head or gasket. It is a biggy on your 4 cylinder. If your loosing coolant, have it pressure tested. Water will run through your exhaust white also.
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Saturday, October 17th, 2009 AT 3:30 PM

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