White smoke coming from exhaust

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Old 11-30-05, 08:03 PM
frza21
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White smoke coming from exhaust

2001 Ford Explorer Sport 6 cylinder 4.0 liter

White smoke and water just recently started coming from my exhaust. what could be wrong?
 
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Old 11-30-05, 10:09 PM
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Does it go away after it warms up after a few miles of driving?How is the coolant level?In cold weather it is normal for white smoke to come out as steam untill the exaust system warms up and drys out.
However if after lets say a 20 mile drive white smoke comes out you have a problem.Head gasket leaking into one of the cylinders.If this is the case you can have coolant tested for combustion by products to confirm it or a commpression check will also tell.
If you have had this problem for a while you can also check plugs and the one that looks diffrent then the other 5 that is the cyl.Also you can look into the radiatior cap with engine running and look for air bubbles.
 
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Old 12-02-05, 05:40 PM
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it only happens when i first turn the car on. after the car warms up, the white smoke stops coming out. the coolant level is good.
 
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Old 12-02-05, 10:36 PM
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get some sleep

Like I said I would not lose any sleep over it It is probbably cold outside and it is just condensation.
Look around when you drive you can spot the drivers that just started driving by the white smoke coming out of the tail pipe.If it does not stop then worry about it.
 
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Old 12-07-05, 10:49 PM
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white smoke ?

Originally Posted by frza21
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 6 cylinder 4.0 liter

White smoke and water just recently started coming from my exhaust. what could be wrong?
I have been mechanic for 16 yrs. your problem would more than likely be a piston or ring problem or if it is an automatic transmission type vehicle then your auto trans vacuum modulator may be faulty allowing auto trans fluid to be sucked into intake manifold.
 
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Old 12-07-05, 11:10 PM
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piston rings?

If it were piston rings you would have blue smoke from the oil.White is water black is too much fuel.
 
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