Thick white smoke from the exhaust pipe

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MICHAEL O. ADEGBENRO
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  • 2013 FORD ESCAPE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 73,000 MILES
Four days ago I noticed thick white smoke coming from the exhaust pipe and immediately drove it to my mechanic. They cleaned the air filter. Still coming out.
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 12:40 AM

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Tiny
JIS001
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Has your vehicle over heated recently? How does the vehicle start up and run? Is the climate cold where you are at? Let us know. This guide can help us

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

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 3:05 AM
Tiny
MICHAEL O. ADEGBENRO
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Never over heated. I am in Nigeria. It starts up normally.I recetly noticed a strange noise at start up but normalises when warm up.
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
JIS001
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Steam out the tail pipe especially during warm up is normal.
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
MICHAEL O. ADEGBENRO
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Yes. Exhaust pipe isn't black
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Sunday, June 4th, 2017 AT 1:59 PM
Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

Lets try doing a test to see if you have a blown head gasket to make sure it isn't the problem.

Please follow this guide

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/head-gasket-blown-test

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
JULID99
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 118,000 MILES
I drive a 2005 Ford Escape. While accelerating after being stopped at a light I noticed the car hesitating a bit. Next thing I knew I white smoke came out the back and the acceleration was fine. Later in the day going home from work I noticed the white smoke again after being stopped. Then I noticed a "knocking/grinding" when I accelerated that would go away after a few seconds. The car has roughly 118,000 on it
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:50 AM (Merged)
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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White smoke is a sign of burning engine coolant due to a leaking cylinder head gasket although that typically doesn't clear up at times. Noises are never a good sign but there are some things that are relatively minor if you catch them early. Your mechanic can do a chemical test at the radiator to check for a leaking head gasket. If it is leaking you will also notice the coolant level dropping in the reservoir. He will listen to the noise too to determine the cause and what it will take to solve it.
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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DCABAZA
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  • 2002 FORD ESCAPE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
When I start my car, it sometimes produces white smoke. It doesnt happen always but it does happen when I start.

What is the problem?
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Maybe its just condensation if not-check the oil if it smells like gas-if so its running rich-check the fuel pressure
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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MIKAELLA
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  • FORD ESCAPE
Ford escape 2004. Excellent suv. One day it started rattling and white smoke started comiing out the exhaust pipe.I have no clue. Called around. No one will give a general idea. Something like "white smoke " sounds like water or oil in your line. CORRECTION. With the exception of one guy. Everyone else come get my diagnostic. If someone is knowledgeable they have heard of this problem before.I think its just about money :(.A little help. Please :roll: 40,000 V8
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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WRENCH
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Im sorry but white smoke sounds like water or oil burning in the cyl. Could just be a head gaskit but you also said rattling so could be much worse. Not sure about V8 do you mean V6. And your right it is a great suv.
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
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MIKAELLA
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Just wanted to say thanks for the answer :)
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