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What Does White Smoke Mean For Your Car

What Does White Smoke Mean For Your Car
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Any type of change in the color of the smoke is surely a sign that there is a problem. The severity could be varying depending on the type of smoke. The problem might be caused by condensation gathering and may not have any apparent implications.

But when the situation is graver than that, it, on the other hand, indicates that your vehicle is on the verge of breaking down. You need to take serious measures to avoid further damages.

What Your Car Trying To Tell You By White Smoke

White smoke that looks like thin wisps and comes out only when the engine is started should not be a matter of concern. The accumulated condensation is simply finding a way out of the pipe.

Broken Fuel Pumping Injection

Car white smoke problem
White smoke most common reason is a broken injection

Does your car run on diesel? If the answer is positive and if lots of white smoke comes out when starting the engine, it means the fuel pumping injection timing has stopped working. Without wasting any time have your car checked by a mechanic.

Leaking Coolant

White smoke leaking coolant
Leaking coolant might be a reason why your car smoke is white

Another white smoke issue is the leaking coolant. The indication is apparent when white smoke appears while the car is running, but not when you start it.

The reason for this type of white smoke is due to burning coolant that somehow got mixed up. Or else, when your car is lacking coolant, the car may heat up and exhaust white smoke. For that reason, understanding car’s temperature is also very important. Don’t run the car when it’s low on coolant – as that may cause something severer.

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Problems From Other Parts

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Problems from other small car parts can also cause white smoke

Often times, a lot of white smoke exhaustion, when the car is running, could be an indicator of expensive and complicated issues. When the cylinder head, head gasket, fuel filter is damaged, or the engine is clogged or cracked, white gas exhausts in huge amount. Fixing or replacing these parts may be expensive.

The problem with such an issue is that you cannot be dillydallying. As time goes by they take a severer shape and the cost of repair goes up outright. Regular maintenance helps you to trace out such a problem in the soonest and saves you some valuable cash.

Conclusion

There is no room for overlooking the white smoke issue. It may cause problems for you and the other drivers if you don’t fix this before driving.

45 thoughts on “What Does White Smoke Mean For Your Car

  • September 4, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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    It is very helpful pliz highlight on fixing poor rings that causes smoke also

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  • September 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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    Good i like your explanations about how to know various problems in Japanese cars but let me ask how can i get analysis tools

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  • September 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm
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    Good points of alot of help. Keep it up.

    Question;
    Can the Air Cleaner Senser make it hard to start a vehicle if its not exactly the same type?

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  • September 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm
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    The car is normally serviced when it reaches the recommended speedometer is due or when u feel it has been packed for quite long not been in use , its recommended to take it for servicing.however you may be over using your vehicle which therefore suggests that even if the stipulated time hasn’t reached you can take it for servicing

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  • September 6, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    Great insights over car issues. Information was helpful.

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    • September 9, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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      Thank you for your comment. Trevor Zimba

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  • September 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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  • September 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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    Very imformarive thnx .luking fo more

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  • September 7, 2016 at 10:55 pm
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    Like your educative pieces have really helped me

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    • September 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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  • September 9, 2016 at 10:31 am
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    Could it also be that brake fluid is leaking into the brake booster and getting sucked into the combustion chambers.

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  • September 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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    Hi I drive a Toyota vanguard 2010 and after a month or so after servicing it the oil drains it doesn’t have any leakage nor is editing white smoke. What would be the problem?

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  • September 11, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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    My car is giving a black smoke, heavy one when I start the engine in the morning and can be all day, advice

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    • September 13, 2016 at 1:48 pm
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      Thank you for your comment. We will write an article about black smoke in near future. Meanwhile, please visit your nearest mechanic for car maintenance.

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  • September 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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    Great, n its good to now all type of problems we might face in future

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  • September 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm
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    Hi,i got Toyota liteace diesel van n its gives white smoke while driving what can be the problem,,, I have already serviced the vehicle n it still doing the same.

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  • September 12, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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    Best and helpful explanations..

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    • September 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm
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  • November 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    Thank your your good work. My car is Toyota rav 4L….the problem it has is that, when you start the car in the morning I must accelerate for about 4 mins…without doing that will not start. Also there is a smell of petrol when you start in the morning coming through the exhoust . what is the solution for this?

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    • November 30, 2016 at 2:17 am
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  • January 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm
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    My car when parked and the engine is off sometimes it produces a pinging sound which really fascinates me. i do not know where this come from. i suspect the hand break though not sure. this happens during the day when the sun is hot….what could be the problem?

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    • April 3, 2017 at 1:59 am
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      Thank you for contacting Car From Japan. However, we cannot answer your problem because there are many things we need to see at your car. I suggest you bring the car to a local mechanical shop to solve your problem.

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  • January 28, 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    Thank you for the information

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  • February 7, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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    Thanks carfromjapan.com for the lessons. I have a Toyota Noah liteace problem of accelerator pedal producing heat and a slight vibration wen driving. Wat could be the problem

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    • February 8, 2017 at 1:50 am
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      Thank you for contacting Car From Japan. However, we cannot answer your problem because there is many things we need to see at your car. I suggest you to bring the car to a local mechanical shop o solve your problem.

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  • February 10, 2017 at 6:03 pm
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    hello, am Aziku and may u please post for us the way how we learn how to drive a car.Some of us are still learners and we want to acquire knowledge of how to drive a car. Thank u!

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  • February 10, 2017 at 9:12 pm
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    thanks.now i will be a senior driver.With you i’m learning mechanic

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    • February 28, 2017 at 5:20 pm
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  • February 11, 2017 at 4:45 am
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    Thank you so much,i for one i appreciate a lot

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    • February 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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  • February 11, 2017 at 11:56 pm
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  • February 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm
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    Ever since i started reading these pieces i learned a lot. Many things i was wrongly informed have been cleared out and i thank you very much. got lots of questions and suggestions for many topics. unfortunately i read this particular piece about white smoke a little too late as my Mazda B2500 SDX TD just broke down after giving white smoke for sometime. Now the engine has ceased

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  • November 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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    Why do speedometers in Toyota Town ace Noah’s stop working suddenly.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    am having a spacio vvti 1NZ ,now it damages too much spark plugs what causes this?

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  • November 23, 2017 at 12:45 am
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    Am Elton from Malawi. I would like to know. What would be the cause if the car with automatic transmission gear is put on Drive or reverse gears but fails to move or accelerate at the same timecfails to increase the revolution while at low speed.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 4:19 pm
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    Hi
    How about black smoke at the starting of an engine- (petrol car)?

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