truck has rough idle loses power and has white smoke comming from exhaust


Asked by May 10, 2014 at 04:09 PM about the 2000 Ford Ranger XLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Idles rough engine loses power and white smoke comes from exhaust

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Sounds likes blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. Has it ever been hot?

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Yes I had the whole cooling system replaced in feb everything was replaced new yesterday stsrted to run hot and coolant was low topped it off and today it was low again about 1 gal.


Yep that sound like your pumping it right through the engine, check the oil see if it is turning milky color, also if you can, wait till it is cold, take off the radiator cap, start the engine and watch for air bubbles starting almost right away showing up in the radiator, that will indiacate that combustion gasses are getting into the cooling system.

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Thank you , very helpful, will post what I find

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