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Car Cranks but Wont Start

Car Cranks but Wont Start

The car cranks but won’t start. The possible reason why car cranks but won’t start are  out of gas, broken timing belt, clogged air filter, battery is weak or frozen battery electrolytes.

Out of Gas

When the car cranks faster than normal then it is possible that the car is out of gas, therefore during cranking observe if the car will crank faster than normal then check if the car has fuel. Just fill the car with enough fuel and crank again.

Broken Timing Belt

If the car has enough fuel then the possible problem is that the car timing belt is broken. The broken timing belt can cause the engine compression to become low and since the car has low compression it is the reason why the engine cranks but won’t start. Timing belt ensures the engine valve to close during the combustion of each engine cylinder when the belt is broken there will be no compression in each cylinder thus the car won’t start during cranking.

Car Cranks but Wont Start

Bring the car to a reputable car shop and ask the mechanic to check the timing belt to confirm if it is indeed broken, if the mechanic confirms the broken timing belt then have it replaced.

Clogged Air Filter
If the car cranks normally or is the same as when the car is about to start then the possible problem is a clogged air filter. The clogged air filter is the reason why the car cranks but won’t start because when the air filter is clogged there is not enough air going into the engine, the air filter becomes clogged because of too much dirt in the element, this dirt is preventing the air to go inside the combustion chamber. Since there is not enough air inside the cylinder then it will not start because air is one of the components necessary for combustion.

Now, start the car and observe if the engine cranks the same as when it is about to start. Open the hood and locate the air filter. Removed the air filter then clean it, usually to clean the air filter just spray a pressurized air on the element. Cleaning the air filter is just a temporary solution to the problem.

The permanent solution is to replace the air filter. Normally air filter is replaced every two years, therefore, verify if the air filter installed on your car is past the two years period.

Car Battery is Weak or Battery Terminal is Corroded
If the car cranks slower than normal then the possible problem is a weak battery or the battery terminal is corroded. When the battery is weak there is not enough power to crank the engine, however, if the terminal is corroded then the current that flows into the starter is not enough to start the engine because the corrosion interferes on the flow of current.
Check the car battery.

Car Turns Over but Won't Start

The car turns over but won't start. The car is cranking slowly however, it will not start. If the car is turning over slowly and will not start the possible reason is the battery.

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Do the simple test to check if the battery is weak

1. Turn ON the headlights then turn the ignition key to start the engine while the headlights are ON.
2. During cranking observed if the brightness of the headlights changes, if the brightness changes when the engine is crank then there is a problem with the battery.

Now open the hood and locate the battery. Look thoroughly at the battery terminal for any corrosion present on the terminal. If the terminal is corroded then it is the reason why the car won’t start.

Clean the terminal with a wire brush. Apply a baking soda mix with water into the terminal before brushing with a wire brush. Also after the cleaning apply petroleum jelly on the battery terminal to prevent the terminal from corroding in the future.

However, if the terminal is not corroded then the battery is weak. Now, look at the fluid level of the battery, remove the fluid filler cap and check if the battery fluid covers the top of the battery plate, if not then add distilled water on the battery. The distilled water must cover the top of the battery plate then jump start the car to start the engine.

How to Jump Start a Car Battery

Jump starting a car is easy but should be done correctly so that accidents such as a battery explosion can be avoided.

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However, if the battery has enough battery fluid then you have no other choice but to replace the battery with a new one.

Frozen Battery Electrolytes
If the car cranks but won’t start only when the temperature is very cold then the problem is a frozen battery electrolyte. At a very cold temperature, the electrolytes inside the battery may freeze or partially freeze, if this happens the battery will lose its power and it will not start the engine.

Let the battery get warm for a while before starting the car. Now if you are about to drives on a very cold region use a battery with a higher cold cranking rating.

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Black Smoke from Exhaust of Car

Black smoke from the exhaust of the car comes out while driving. The possible reasons for black smoke from the exhaust is a clogged air filter, bad fuel injector sensor (throttle position sensor, coolant temperature sensor, and mass airflow sensor).

Clogged air filter

Black smoke that comes out the exhaust is an indication of too much gas burned inside the engine combustion chamber. The most common reason why there is black smoke from the exhaust is the clogged air filter. When the air filter is clogged, enough amount of air will be restricted from going inside the engine making the air/fuel to become reach (too much fuel with not enough air).

Black Smoke from Exhaust of Car

White Smoke from Exhaust - Diesel Engine

If you notice the white smoke even if the engine has warmed up, then it is a problem and usually it is a blown head gasket that causing it.

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Open the hood of the car and locate the air filter, refer to the manual covering the vehicle model if you have difficulties finding the air filter. Remove the air filter and examine closely if there is too much dirt present on the filter, if there is too much dirt then this is what restricting replacement parts from going inside the combustion chamber that is why the air is insufficient and the fuel is too much.

Replace the air filter. This should fix the problem. Any auto parts have an air filter for their inventory so nothing to worry about where to find replacement parts.

Bad Fuel Injector Sensor

This problem is only possible for cars with fuel injection system. Usually, the problem for this system is the electronic sensors that measure various engine factors which the car computer system is used for calculating the amount of fuel that must be injected on each engine cylinder. If one the sensors are faulty then wrong data will be sent to the car computer and the air/fuel mixture will be wrong which in this case the fuel is too rich.

There are three sensors that when faulty can cause black smoke, the sensors are throttle position sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, and the mass airflow sensor.

Throttle Position Sensor

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

Mass Airflow Sensor

There is only one way to determine if the sensor is faulty, this is to hook up the car to an engine analyzer. The engine analyzer will display trouble codes which can be used to determine if the sensor is the problem. With that said, bring the car to a reputable car shop to have the engine analyze with an engine analyzer. This kind of job is costly. If one of the sensors is bad, just replace the sensor to fix the problem of black smoke.

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My Car AC is Blowing Hot Air

 Car AC is Blowing Hot Air

The car Ac is blowing hot air suddenly or is blowing hot air slowly over a period of time. When turning the AC switch ON usually, cold air is coming out the AC vents. But when the AC switch is turned ON instead of cold air, hot air is coming out the vents.


Possible cause why car ac is blowing hot air

Major Refrigerant Leak

If initially when turning the ac switch the ac vents is blowing cold air, then suddenly the vents are blowing hot air, it is an indication of a major refrigerant leak. The refrigerant is a liquid inside the ac system. The liquid takes away heat from the passenger compartment and purges it to outside thereby creating a cooler environment from inside the passenger compartment. When there is a major refrigerant leak somewhere in the system because of ruptured hoses, the refrigerant will evaporate and the ac system will reduce its performance. Since the refrigerant evaporates, the ac vents will be blowing hot air instead of cold air.

Open the hood of your car and check the ac line for any ruptured hoses. Replace the ruptured hose.



AC Electrical Problem
The electrical system possibly the switches or wire is shorted or the fuse of the ac unit break which causes the ac system to malfunction. Check the fuses if busted. If the fuses are busted then this is what causes the problem.

Even though the fuse is replaced, it is most likely to be busted again because the cause why the fuse is busted is not yet identified and repair. Therefore bring the car to a reputable shop and have the ac electrical system examine by a qualified mechanic.

Small Leak on the AC system
If the ac blows cold air then slowly blowing hot air over a period of time, it only means that there is a small leak somewhere on the ac system. A small leak on the system tends to drain out the refrigerant slowly over a period of time and slowly reduces the ac performance.

Car AC Not Cold Anymore

If the car AC is not blowing cold air anymore over time it is an indication of a slow refrigerant leak or a clogged condenser.
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Bring the car to a reputable shop that specializes in car air conditioning system. Ask the mechanic to check for any leak on the system and have it repaired.

Clogged Condenser
The condenser is one of the components of the car ac system that serves as a mini radiator that removes the heat that the refrigerant absorbed on the passenger compartment. Over time the condenser will be clogged because of dirt or debris coming from the outside surroundings and it can slowly make the car AC to reduce performance which is why the car ac is blowing hot air.

 Car AC is Blowing Hot Air

Check the condenser for the buildup of dirt and clean using a soft brush and water. It should improve the performance of the ac system. If not then bring the car to a car shop that specializes in car air conditioning system. Ask the mechanic to examine the ac hoses for any leak on the system, also for the electrical system for any short circuit. Recharge the system with new refrigerant after the repair is done.

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Car Stalls at Idle

Generally speaking, car stalls at idle is an indication of a fuel problem specifically lack of fuel. Reasons which cause the car to stalls at idle are a bad idle air bypass valve, a bad cold start valve, or a bad fuel pressure regulator.

Reasons why car stalls at idle

1. Bad idle air bypass valve
2. Bad cold start valve
3. Bad fuel pressure regulator

What to do?
Quickly step on the gas pedal and observe if the engine will continue running. If the engine continues to run it means that the problem is a bad idle air bypass valve. Fuel injection car has a device called idle air bypass valve, the purpose of this device is to maintain the idle speed of the engine. If this device is not functioning properly then the engine will stall. When the gas pedal is depressed when the engine is about to stall is an indication of a bad idle air bypass valve. By stepping the gas pedal will increase the throttle which compensates for the bad idle air bypass valve giving the engine enough fuel to continue running.  Replace the bad idle air bypass valve to correct the problem.

However, if the engine will not continue running even when the gas pedal is depressed then it’s not a case of a bad idle air bypass valve.

Now, observe if the car stalls while driving happens only if the engine is cold but will not happen after the engine has warmed up then the problem is a bad cold start valve. Fuel injection car has a device called a cold start valve. The purpose of this device is to keep the engine running when the engine is cold by providing the engine more gas so that the engines have a rich air/fuel mixture. Replacing the bad cold start valve will fix the problem.

If the air bypass valve and the start valve is not the problem then the only remaining possible reason why your car stalls while idling is a bad fuel pressure regulator. Generally speaking, car stalls at idle is an indication of a fuel problem specifically lack of fuel. Fuel injection car has a fuel pressure regulator, the purpose of this device is to maintain the fuel pressure to each of every injector. If there is a problem with this device the engine will be deprived of fuel which will cause the car to stall. Replace the fuel pressure regulator to fix the problem.


Bring the car to a shop and ask the mechanic to verify the problem, if the problem is confirmed replace the defective parts as necessary.


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Battery Light On and Off While Driving

The battery warning light indicator on dashboard is occasionally on and off while driving the possible reason is that the alternator is failing or the alternator belt is slipping.


Possible cause of battery light that flickers
1)The alternator belt is slipping.
2)The alternator itself is failing.

When the battery dashboard warning lights indicator flickers while the car is running there are two possibilities that causing this kind car trouble, as mentioned above it can cause by the slipping alternator belt or a failing alternator. The alternator is the device that provides electricity to the car battery, it is connected from the engine using an alternator belt, when the engine runs some of the power will be transferred to the alternator to make it runs and create electricity so that the battery will charge, aside from providing charges to the battery the alternator is also the one that provides electrical power to all your car accessories like the radio, air con, lights, etc. while the engine is running. Now, if the battery warning light indicator located on the instrument panel is lit “ON” then it means that the alternator is not generating electricity that the car accessories are needed.

Since the problem is the battery warning lights only flickers, sometimes on and sometimes off, then the problem is intermittently occurring which means that the alternator is sometimes generating electricity and sometimes not generating electricity or somewhat failing, during the time the alternator fails it cannot generates electricity and the battery warning lights is always on.

Brake Warning Light Came On Steadily While Driving

Lack of brake fluid or low brake fluid is also the common reason why the brake dashboard warning lights came on steadily while driving. When you are driving find a safe place to stop then open the hood of your car.

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Also when the alternator belt is slipping the alternator cannot generates electricity, as mentioned above, the alternator is connected to the engine using the alternator belt, now if there is a problem on the alternator belt, for example, if the belt is broken the alternator will stop running and you can see the battery warning lights steadily ON, however since the warning lights only flicker this means that the belt sometimes fine and sometimes not which is usually a symptom of slipping belt, every time the alternator belt slip the alternator stop generating electricity this triggers the battery warning lights indicator on the dashboard to came “ON”.

How to fix for the flickering battery warning lights

Bring your car to a shop and ask the mechanic to check the alternator. More often than usual the belt is only needed some adjustment to fix it. But if the belt is no problem then it is the alternator that causes the problem, probably it is failing and it is necessary to replace the alternator. Have it fix soon because you may not be able to drive the car when the alternator failed completely.



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What Causes Ticking Noise in Engine While Running

Ticking Noise in Engine

 

What causes ticking noise in the engine? If ticking noise in the engine is heard while running is an indication of a poorly lubricated engine. The reason for this is the oil inside the engine is not enough or just simply the engine lacks engine oil or the oil pressure inside the engine is low.


Ticking Noise in Engine

What causes ticking noise in the engine?



Ticking noise is related to engine oil problem, with that said the focus of troubleshooting for this kind of problem is limited to checking the engine oil do the following.

1) Lift the hood of the car and locate the dipstick for the engine oil. Check the engine oil level by removing the dipstick. Wipe the end portion that dips with oil using a clean cloth.

2) Put back the dipstick on the original location (dipping it again on the engine), and put it out again and check the reading. If the reading is below the full line then the engine oil is low.

Ticking Noise in Engine

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When the engine oil is low then the engine is poorly lubricated. This causes the engine ticking sound that you heard coming from the engine.

How to Check Oil in the Car
If the low oil warning lights on the dashboard is on, you should check the engine oil level immediately and add engine oil as needed. Before you drive your car in the morning checking the oil in the car must be done when the engine is cold.

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If the dipstick reading is within the full line this means that the oil level is enough and brings us to the next possible reason for engine ticking which is a low engine oil pressure inside the engine.

Now to confirm if the oil pressure inside the engine is low, Observe the oil indicator on the dashboard, if the oil indicator light comes on while the ticking sound occurs when there is a problem with lubrication system, why does your car's oil light come on? well, it is a case of low oil pressure. Otherwise, it is a leaking exhaust manifold or a loose valve is causing the ticking sound in the engine.

Ticking Noise in Engine

When the oil pressure is low not enough oil will reach most of the engine components causing ticking noise from the engine. What causes the oil pressure to become low? The oil pressure will become low if the oil pump is faulty or if the oil pan screen is clogged.

Possible cause of ticking noise in the engine
Poor engine lubrication because of low engine oil level, low oil pressure because of faulty oil pump or clogged oil pan screen, loose valve or leaking exhaust manifold.


How to fix ticking noise in the engine
Engine lubrication is poor. Add enough oil in the engine. Consult the vehicle owner’s manual for the type of oil to be added.

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Oil pressure is low. Bring the car to the car shop to determine whether bad oil pumps or a clogged oil pan screen is causing the ticking noise in engine and repair if necessary.

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Exhaust manifold leak or loose valve. Bring the car to a shop and ask the mechanic to check for any loose valve in the car engine or a leak on the exhaust manifold. Sometimes a valve adjustment or a tightening of loose bolt on the exhaust manifold can solve the problem of engine ticking noise that causes by these car problems.

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Car Jerks When Accelerating

Car jerks when accelerating especially during cold rainy morning when the engine is cold. Several reasons are causing it depending on the condition of the car when it happened. 

Possible reasons why car jerks when accelerating
Moisture in Distribution Cap

Since the acceleration problem happens when the engine is cold especially during wet morning this suggests moisture in the distributor cap. This happens because when you park the car overnight especially on the outside, moisture is formed inside the distributor cap because of the wet weather. The moisture allows the electrical current to arc inside the distributor cap that causes engine misfiring because of uneven power is produced and when the engine misfire the car jerks when accelerating.

How to avoid the car to jerks when accelerating because of moisture in the distributor cap. To avoid having moisture in the distributor cap from happening park your car inside the garage if you expect rain to come.

Vacuum Leak

If the car jerks gradually happened when accelerating and become worse over time. When the car jerking happens gradually and becomes worst overtime then this indicates a possible problem of a vacuum leak. When the car has a problem with a vacuum leak it will not be noticeable initially and it will become noticeable when it gets worst. The fuel system creates a vacuum in which is one of the key factors in determining the amount of fuel the engine will get. When there is a vacuum leak on the system the amount of fuel the engine gets will become wrong and this will result in car jerking.

Bring the car to the car shop and ask the mechanic to check for any vacuum leak on the system. Usually, the most common parts that are always the source of a vacuum leak is the Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) and the PCV valves which you should suggest to the mechanic to check.


Faulty Throttle Position Sensor 

If the car jerks happened constantly when accelerating at any engine temperature When your car has a fuel injection system usually the reason for this problem is a bad throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor is a device present in a fuel injection system, the purpose of this device is to measure how far the driver depressed the gas pedal and feed the data to the car computer which calculates how much fuel the system should inject into the engine. Now, when the throttle position sensor is bad wrong data will be sent to the computer and the amount of fuel injected to the engine will also become wrong that is why the car jerks during acceleration.

Throttle Position Sensor

Bring the car to a shop and ask the mechanic to check the throttle position sensor. Explain to the mechanic the symptom of the problems you have noticed for a better understanding of the problem and made the troubleshooting easy.  

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Engine Ticking Noise While Driving

Engine ticking noise while driving is heard or there is a slight tapping noise from the engine while the engine is running.


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Temperature Gauge Read Hot After the Engine Start

The temperature gauge reads hot after the engine is started. Several reasons are causing this such as the radiator lacks coolant, the hose of the radiator is collapsed, the water pump is faulty, or there is a problem with the thermostat.

Possible cause of temperature gauge that reads hot after starting
1) The radiator lacks coolant
2) The radiator hose is collapsed
3) The water pump is faulty
4) The thermostat is faulty

The listed reasons above the first two are the easiest to check. Now the first thing to do is to check the radiator if there is enough coolant in the system. Open the hood and locate the radiator, remove the radiator cap. Make sure that the engine is cold before removing the radiator cap otherwise you may burn yourself. Using a flashlight look down at the radiator fill hole to check the coolant level, the coolant level is said to be enough when the coolant covers the fins inside the radiator. If the coolant did not cover the radiator fins then the coolant inside the radiator is not enough and this causes the temperature gauge to reads hot. To work efficiently the engine cooling system must have enough coolant if the coolant is not enough the engine will heat up too quickly and the temperature gauge will register hot.

If there is enough coolant in the radiator, the next thing to check is the radiator hose. While the hood is opened locate the radiator hose. Refer to the manual if you are having difficulties in finding the radiator hose. Ask a friend to start the engine while you observed the radiator hose, watch the hose until the engine gets hot. Look closely if the hose is collapsing, usually, an old hose or a defective hose behave like there is pinching the hose.

Coolant Boiling Over After Engine Start

If the radiator boil over after the engine start, it indicates a leaking radiator cap or a wrong anti-freeze / water ratio.

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If the radiator hose is collapsing then this causes the temperature gauge to read hot. When the hose is collapsing the coolant will be prevented from flowing in the radiator into the engine. This will cause the coolant to heat up quickly.

If the hose is not collapsing then the possible cause of the problem is a faulty water pump or a faulty thermostat. The water pump is the one that pumps the coolant out of the radiator going inside the engine and back to the radiator. If the water pump is faulty the coolant will not be circulated through the radiator and will get hot and the temperature gauge will read hot.

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Now for the thermostat, the purpose is opposite that of the water pump this is because the thermostat is what keeping the coolant from getting into the radiator when the cold engine is started. Initially, the thermostat is in the closed position. After the engine warms up the thermostat will open to allow the coolant from the engine to reach the radiator. If the thermostat is faulty such as when the thermostat is stuck on the closed position the coolant that surrounds the engine will get hot and the temperature gauge will read hot. 


How to fix the temperature gauge that reads hot after the engine start
Radiator Lacks Coolant
Make a 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water in an empty container, you can buy anti-freeze fluid at any parts store. During the morning when the engine is cold, remove the radiator cap and pour enough amount of coolant to the radiator, the coolant must cover the fins inside the radiator. Now the problem is why the radiator lacks the amount of coolant, there might be a leak somewhere in the system. Have the cooling system check to make sure there is no leak on the system.

Collapsed Radiator Hose
Just replace the radiator hose with a new one.

Faulty Water Pump or Faulty Thermostat
Bring the car to a car shop then have a mechanic to check the water pump or thermostat to determine which of the two causes the problem. Replace the faulty parts to fix the problem.




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Car Shakes When Stopped


The car shakes when stopped, the entire car shaking occurs during the application of brakes when the car is stopped. The reason for this problem is the uneven contact between the brake drum and the brake shoe.


Car Shakes When Idle After Starting

Car shakes when idle after starting, while idle the entire car is somewhat shaking. When the car shakes on idle after start up, it is an indication of a problem on engine misfiring.


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Steering Feels Loose and Sloppy

Steering wheel feels loose and sloppy while driving on a normal road this is because of over inflated tire or there is a faulty front end components.


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Car Loses Power Going Uphill

If a car loses power going uphill driving but have enough power when running on the flat roads then the possible cause of the problem is worn-out rings or the valves are worn out.


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Car Stalling While Driving

The car is stalling while driving. The stalling occurs when the engine temperature is high or even when the engine temperature is normal. The reason for this is because of the vapor lock or a faulty fuel pressure regulator.


Car Pulls to the Right or Left Slightly

If a car is pulling to the left or pulling to the right while driving possible reason is the tire pressure is mismatch, the brakes are dragging or the wheel is slightly out of alignment.


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White Smoke from Exhaust of Car

There is a noticeable white smoke coming from the exhaust of the car. The reason why white smoke comes out the exhaust is that condensation is steaming off or the head gasket is damaged.

Condensation is Steaming Off

If white smoke from exhaust on startup happens just before the engine warmed up or before it reaches the normal operating temperature during a cold morning then it is normal, it is normal for an engine to develop white smoke from the exhaust when the engine is started cold. When the car is parked outside overnight on cold surroundings, condensation is formed inside the engine. Now during the morning when the engine is cold and the engine is started this condensation will become steam when the engine runs, the steam comes out white smoke from the exhaust of the car.

Next time when you anticipate that it is about to rain, parked the car inside the garage or in a place not exposed to the cold weather. Never parked the car outside.

Damaged Head Gasket

When the white smoke comes out the exhaust at any engine temperature say upon starting when the engine is cold and still when the engine is warmed up and reaches its operating temperature, then it is an indication of a blown head gasket. The head gasket might have a rack or ruptured.
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Head gasket serves as a seal to keep the water that surrounds the engine from entering into the cylinders. In case you are not aware, the engine is surrounded by water to cool down the engine.

Now when the head gasket is ruptured or even develops a little crack because of wear and tear, some of the water that surrounds the engine will leak into the engine cylinders and will be burned as steam. The produced steam will then comes out the exhaust as white smoke.

It is obvious that the head gasket must be replaced. Bring the car to a car shop and tell the mechanic about your diagnosis then ask to replace only the head gasket and nothing else to fix the problem. No other part is going to be replaced rather than the head gasket. Again, just a reminder, if you notice the white smoke from the exhaust after you start the engine and just before the engine warmed up or before it reaches normal operating temperature does not worry because of its normal and nothing wrong about your car.

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