SMOKES WHEN STARTS

  • Tiny
  • misu3266
  • Toyota Rav4

97, RAV4, 119+, Puff of white smoke every time car is started, not at any other time car is moving or at a stop light. What should I check? : Cry:

Friday, May 19th, 2006 AT 7:18 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • losone
  • Member

White smoke indicates you have coolant in your combustion chamber.

I want you to have someone start the car when you have the white smoke problem. Put a piece of white paper over the exhaut.

Start the car. Have the paper there for a few seconds or until the smoke stops.

Look at the paper and then smell it. If it is coolant it will have a sweet coolant smell.

If you are in cold climate and the dew point is high, you will get a wisp of white smoke but it is a rare thing.

Let me know

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Saturday, May 20th, 2006 AT 8:44 AM

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