Car smoking ???

60

Asked by Nov 04, 2016 at 11:44 AM about the 2008 Mercury Milan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've been having some issues with my car and the coolant
resevoir, I believe. So when I'm driving my car is fine, but
if I'm sitting in traffic for too long with my car running,
after a while my car will start to smoke white smoke. I look
and see that the coolant is gone. I have used water in the
mean time but from calculating my drive from home to
work which is about 45 minutes today, after filling the
resevoir before leaving home, once I got to work it was
half full. I'm so confused as to what the problem is. Of
course once my car starts to smoke the themostat shows
"H". Please help with some information I can use to find
out something to do. I'm not sure if its a leak or what. I did
come across the product Blue Devil Radiator & Block
Sealer. I'm not sure if that would be for my situation or not
but if able to give info on it I really would appreciate it.

2 Answers

20

The sealant might work if the leak isn't that bad. But it seems like you should have someone check the water pump. Over time these go bad and when the car warms up, coolant will leak from a weep hole in the pump. They are usually pretty hard to change out. Labor will be expensive, pump should be fairly cheap. OF course check all hoses also

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
60,395

White smoke means you probably have a leaking head gasket. You can try the sealant but it probably won't work for long if it works at all. If you run the engine dry you will kill your engine so I recommend fixing it the right way which means having a mechanic install a new head gasket.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Car keeps overhearing 3 answers

    It seems like whenever my car is running and I'm stuck in traffic or just sitting without moving for a certain period of time, my car beginning to overheat and smoke from the part where the antifre...

    2008 Mercury Milan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car goes from C to H ? 3 answers

    This is an issue I've been having periodically. If I'm stuck in traffic for a certain period of time my car will start to go from the needle being between C and H then make its way up to H ! Now my...

    2008 Mercury Milan V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Coolant reservoir leak ? 2 answers

    So I've been having issues with my coolant leaking and smoke begins to come out my car and it goes from C to H. Thursday I took it to my mechanic bc I wanted to drain the water since it's getting o...

    2008 Mercury Milan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 Mercury Capri White Smoke Smells Like Gas at Startup 3 answers

    Large amount of white smoke when starting car in the morning. The smoke smells strong like burned gas. It only smokes first thing in the morning and not at all the rest of the day. It can sit and b...

    1993 Mercury Capri 2 Dr STD Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my 1998 mercury sable was running fine then started to smoke and i pulled over turned car off now when i go to start it all it will do is click. 1 answer

    i have all power in side of car . oil and antifreeze.

    1998 Mercury Sable 4 Dr LS Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Milan

Looking for a Used Milan in your area?

CarGurus has 1,005 nationwide Milan listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Search Mercury Milan Questions

Mercury Milan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 130
#1 BoholMark
BoholMark
Reputation 130
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,117 Great Deals out of 83,153 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Malibu
917 Great Deals out of 79,571 listings starting at $1,500
Used Lincoln MKZ
153 Great Deals out of 12,702 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Accord
830 Great Deals out of 85,679 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Taurus
234 Great Deals out of 20,422 listings starting at $2,258
Used Nissan Altima
1,020 Great Deals out of 80,978 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mercury Mariner
35 Great Deals out of 1,257 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Camry
1,018 Great Deals out of 90,648 listings starting at $650
Used BMW 3 Series
985 Great Deals out of 31,780 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
403 Great Deals out of 28,083 listings starting at $1,988
Used Chevrolet Impala
585 Great Deals out of 31,579 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Focus
556 Great Deals out of 57,036 listings starting at $1,095
Used Mercury Sable
7 Great Deals out of 927 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercury Mountaineer
41 Great Deals out of 1,171 listings starting at $799
Used Mercury Montego
300 listings starting at $2,300

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Mercury Milan For Sale
44 listings starting at $3,999
2010 Mercury Milan For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $3,995
2009 Mercury Milan For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 140 listings starting at $3,499
2008 Mercury Milan For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 193 listings starting at $2,250
2007 Mercury Milan For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 202 listings starting at $1,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.