Car smoking

Trezayah Allen

Asked by Dec 20, 2015 at 04:23 PM about the 2003 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is smoking from the engine i have replaced
the thermostat already and my car is still smoking
my car heats up when its parked idling and when
moving i took it to a mechanic and they stated i
would need to replace my water pump but i have a
coolant leak and think it may be my lower hose i
need to replace can someone help

5 Answers


Do you have reason to distrust this mechanic? Is that why you ask? Can you tell exactly where the smoke is coming from? Does the smoke have a blueish tint? - I know, answering a question with questions... but we need to know these things.

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Trezayah Allen

White smoke and the lower part of the engine when you lift the hood its leaking antifreeze

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No harm in going ahead and replace the lower hose. Not expensive, except for the loss of coolant because it's the lower hose. If that does not fix it, I suggest a pressure test on the cooling system, done with engine cold. A device that pumps air in to the radiator cap and will detect where leak is. You can buy/rent/maybe borrow one with a deposit form an auto-parts house

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Trezayah Allen

Ok thanks

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Bob Beaman

A water pump can also leak. Your mechanic may be correct.

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