Tag: smoke

18 Posts

Bad Head Gasket Can Lead to 'SOBS'
May 16, 2017

Bad Head Gasket Can Lead to 'SOBS'

Dear Car Talk

Art's BMW occasionally releases a smoke screen that would make James Bond proud. His mechanic isn't having any luck replicating the problem. What gives?

emissions gaskets fluids smoke BMW 325 2003

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?
Mar 23, 2017

Is My Car Sending Smoke Signals about Its Health?

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White smoke on starting, you and your car soon will be parting.

engines smoke Toyota Camry

Dec 01, 2008

What's causing Sean's brakes to smoke?

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I have a four-wheel-drive 2005 Dodge Dakota with 32,000 miles on it. Since I had the front brake pads replaced four months ago, I have noticed a faint burning smell coming from the wheels after I drive to work. I took it...

smoke brakes

Jul 01, 2007

Does the smoke coming fom Lisa's tail pipe spell doom?

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I have a 2001 Dodge Intrepid with about 110,000 miles. I have the oil changed regularly, but recently noticed smoke coming from my tailpipe when I take off from a stop. This doesn't happen all the time, but it's enough to make...

smoke

why does my car start applying the brakes on its own
Feb 01, 2004

Always believe your wife when she tells you her brakes are smoking.

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My wife keeps telling me this is happening and I want to believe her but the local Chrysler dealer and our favorite mechanic are stumped Every two or three weeks my wife will be driving her Chrysler Town and Country...

smoke brakes

May 01, 2001

Did I damage the engine by flooring the gas pedal when I started the car?

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As a -year-old soon to be I'm getting a little excited about driving as is a friend of mine Anyway my mom has a T-Top Special Pace-Car Edition Corvette that just sits in our garage It's a beautiful car two-toned...

smoke

Oct 01, 2000

White smoke from the tail pipe. Problem?

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I have a brand spankin' new Nissan Maxima About three days ago it did the weirdest thing It started right up but immediately started making a weird noise And at the same time it blew thick plumes of white smoke...

smoke exhaust pipes fuel injection

Aug 01, 2000

Help! Smoke's coming out of the steering column.

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I have a ' Cadillac Seville SLS The problem is smoke coming out of the steering column I've had the car back to the dealer about three times for this and the mechanics still can't fix it Smoke comes out...

smoke steering electrical wiring

Nov 01, 1998

A cloud of white smoke blasts through the vents when I turn the AC on.

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I park every day feet from where Bill Gates parks his Lexus I enjoy having my beat-up little Pontiac parked wheel-to-wheel with those foreign luxury millionaire non-previously-owned vehicles Lately I've noticed a noxious odor coming through the air vents to...

air conditioning smoke

Apr 01, 1998

Help! I can't get the previous owner's cigarette smoke smell out of my new-to-me van.

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I recently purchased an ' Chevy Astro van for my wife at an auction My mechanic has done the necessary repairs and it looks like we got a fairly good deal The only problem is that the car stinks --...

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