my foot slipped off the clutch,The enging started smoking It lasted 50 Mi. ???


Asked by May 26, 2013 at 10:43 PM about the 1982 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was giong slow in reverse when my foot sliped off the clutch, it jerked and spun rhe wheel and I depressed the clutch befor i killed it. heave white smoke started coming out of tail pipe and did not clear up for over 50 miles. The truck runs great and has not smoked since.

1 Answer


White is usually coolant in the combustion process but in your case I believe the the white smoke was a high concentration of oil, I observed this one other time on a farm. The fella had one of those Mitsubishi pickups and was coming down a really steep hill and it started just gushing white smoke out of the tailpipe, when he got to me it was still smoking but not as bad. So i asked him about the smoke, he said it had done that on the same spot even when it was new and had taken it back to the dealer several times to find the problem and they never could find it, until way after warranty was up he going down the same hill and it started smoking only this time he hit a unexpected hole and killed it so he opened the hood and was checking stuff and noticed that there was an oil film on the valve cover by the filler cap he pulled off the oil cap and oil was just thick in the valve cover but draining back fast, what he decided was that when he headed down the hill the oil ran forward and was picked up by the timing chain and dumped in the valve train area and then of course the crankcase vent system picked up the extra oil and ran through the intake as raw oil, so he put it back together and tried to start it but it would not fire, pulled out the plugs and they were all oil covered, so he cranked it without any plugs in to clean it out as much as possible and put new plugs in it and it fired off and smoked until it burned it all out of the system, Never did fix the problem, maybe there wasn't one just a engineering problem. So I hope my little story may have put your mind at ease, I think that is what happened to you, I believe that your truck has the same engine design as the farmers. Have a good Holiday.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Blue book value 3 answers

    Guy hit me. My only vehicle. Don't want insurance to screw me. No problems before. Original clutch. 187000 mi.

    1987 Dodge Ram 50 Pickup


    Shopping & Pricing

  • mis fires 1 answer

    my 2007 v8 dodge dakota 4x4 started misfiring and then the service engine light came on. the computer showed it had a bad fuel injecter, so I replaced it. The truck ran good for about a week then it s...

    2007 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad Cab 4WD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1)Red light above stereo normal? 2) power steering fluid compartment smokes after a while??!! 1 answer

    I have a 1999 dodge stratus with 225*** mi a red light is always on, on top of the stereo is that normal? As well my car well literally turn off after driving it for 5-10 minutes and the battery light...

    1999 Dodge Stratus 4 Dr ES Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7 wont idle while driving 3 answers

    I have a 2001 Dodge Stratus ES 2.7 with 150K mi and am having issues trying to keep the car running at idle while driving. It turns over with no issue, and in park, it will idle (however the battery...

    2001 Dodge Stratus ES


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Dodge Charger will NOT start! PLEASE HELP!!! 297 answers

    Forgive me for being too descriptive or long winded but I wanted to make sure I provided as much information and detail as possible to make the diagnosis much easier. I have a 2008 Dodge Charger 2.7L...

    2008 Dodge Charger SE


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Questions

Dodge Ram 50 Pickup Experts

#1 Hettboy
Reputation 1,200
#2 dodgecummins
Reputation 290
#3 LouB
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
3,174 Great Deals out of 216,366 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Ranger"
259 Great Deals out of 7,727 listings starting at $988
Used Dodge Ram"
19 listings
Used Toyota Pickup"
125 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford F-250"
603 listings starting at $3,995