I own a 1996 Honda Accord LX white smoke poured out of the hood on the passenger side. I immediately turned around and went home-less than a 1000 feet. It will now not turn over. Thoughts?

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Asked by Sep 05, 2014 at 11:58 AM about the 1996 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is there anything I can do to check if it
is the  coolant?

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Sure, open the hood to see if coolant is sprayed over the engine and exhaust. Look for a leak, I suspect coolant sprayed over the engine getting the ignition components wet or your overheated your engine.

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I think any evidence must have dried-this wad a few days ago. Would the engine start if it haf been just due to being wet?

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Thanks for your help Tom! Coolant leak was the likely suspect--it turned out to be a dead starter.

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