2001 Ford taurus smoking from back leftish side under hood

Asked by Sleepdank Mar 26, 2020 at 03:51 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys I've been researching my question a lot and I've seen similar but not exact so here it goes...

I just bought this car 2 days ago, might have gotten duped but it is what it is now. So I'll be driving and everything is fine, temp is fine, and then when I'm about to stop like get into parking lot or when I stop, smoke starts coming from under the hood. Not a huge amount but a noticeable amount. Kind of smells like oil, my nose isn't too familiar with different kinds of liquid smells, but from my experience it smells similar to oil. I can see where the leak is going not exactly where it's from, I'm not too familiar with engines but I took pictures to help describe.

Seems to be coming from the passenger side, closer to the back by where windshield is, and I can see drops of liquid going onto what I think is the exhaust block and onto a part right above that as well. I THINK it's behind the alternator but I'm not sure.

I'll attach some pics and circle the areas. Any advice will help, I'm very low on money so if it's something you think I could reeearch and fix let me know. Thanks guys!

OH and the temp stays fine the entire time it never gets even close to hot.

And there's no noticeable puddles underneath the car.

I will add links with more photos it only let me post one. The picture is taken to left of engine, behind and slightly right of coolant reservoir, on passenger side back closer to windshield.

I will get some links for other pics that will help. Thanks

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Here are six more pics. Half are taken under the hood and the other half from under the car. Thanks again. https://ibb.co/pdJ3Sky https://ibb.co/dfJ9RcW https://ibb.co/W6vB6dR https://ibb.co/zhZYNQH https://ibb.co/3NtVf5G https://ibb.co/HK8yhk8

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