2003 Toyota Camry, it's lots of white smoke coming out and shaking

Asked by Jun 18, 2016 at 10:43 PM about the 2003 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Last night out of nowhere the Engine light came on
and the car started shaking really bad and white
smoke coming out of the tailpipe.  I checked it oil
and it looks fine when I opened up the radiator
check water I had almost like white puffs of smoke
coming out also. Any help would be appreciated
thank you.

7 Answers

72,395

You have a blown head gasket, or cracked head. Coolant is leaking into the engine cylinders, and burning off on out the tail pipe.

That is not good news, do you guys know if that liquid seal thing works?

72,395

Just a band-aid, it does work but it is not a fix, possible plugging of heater core and radiator when you use the stuff.

Do you think that would work good enough to and trade it in

72,395

It is worth a try then, I did the same thing once, it worked, I had used Bars Leak, but I have heard a lot about Blue Devil. See what they say at the parts store and follow the instructions to the "T".

Cool thanks I will try that

1,190

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