I have a 2006 Ford Taurus that has white smoke coming out tail pipe. Oil not milky. could I have a cracked head.

Asked by Apr 13, 2015 at 10:12 PM about the 2006 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Cracked head or blown head gaskets, both will have the same symptoms. Has it ever been ran hot? If it has then the chances that it cracked a head are a lot higher.

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Yes. some dummy put my thermostat on backwards. I thought that's why it ran hot and had white smoke coming out tail pipe about 4 months ago. Put bar's stop leak in it and it stop smoking. but now the smoke has returned. Also will that affect my injectors? Auto zone ready misfire on 1-4 I replaced coil pack But still reads 1-4 is misfiring


The injectors are above the valves so they should not be effected but the O2 sensors can be damaged as well as the catalytic converters, they don't handle antifreeze well. As far as the misfire, those are most likely the cylinders that have the problem. HTH

OK so what if my catalytic converter was gutted out??? Sorry for so many questions

And what should I do if because it doesn't handle the antifreeze well


If the cats are gutted then you won't have to worry about them, the O2 sensors will just have to be replaced if they get coated enough before you get it fixed, and you will know when that happens. The only suggestion I have to offer is get the lowest PSI radiator cap you can get, it will help some but not a lot.

I appreciate it tennisshoes u helped a lot

One more question. If I got a crack or blown head. What should I use to fix it


You can't, it will have to be replaced.

OK. Thanks again


Your quite welcome.


I was following your question... Tennisshoes will that O2 sensor cause your car not to run? Before mycar stopped working i got it scanned n it said that was a problemy my engine light was on. BC the coolant level was fine not sure of the thermostat but it never ran hot. Having problems starting my 05 Mazda 6. Shut down while driving. N I've replaced battery alternator n starter

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