My car is smoking and I don't know why?


Asked by Sep 20, 2019 at 05:42 PM about the 2003 Ford Focus ZX3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Ford focus 2003 2.0 engine. I'm no mechanic but I
put in a new alternator, spark plugs & wire set for them,
valve cover gasket, reservoir for antifreeze, thermostat
housing, & my car still smoking in front behind the heat
shield (where my finger is pointing). I put everything back
together like it's supposed to be & I'm still having the same
problem. Can someone help me out!!!

2 Answers


It looks like you have a defective valve cover gasket leaking oil onto the hot exhaust header. Or it might be a damaged head gasket or cracked head.

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I was neither. There was oil from before that spilled & all I did was take a paper towel & soked it all up.

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