First car was making a humming noise, then later it started over heating, now I have to turn the ignition on and off and pump the gas peddle for it to start. And white smoke was coming out of the exhaust tail-pipe?

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Asked by May 06, 2007 at 08:51 PM about the 1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

First car was making a humming noise, then later it started over heating, now I have to turn the ignition on and off and pump the gas peddle for it to start. And white smoke was coming out of the exhaust tail-pipe? The temperature gauge always stays on hot. Am not sure how often i am suppose to put antifreeze in? But i keep having to put antifreeze in frequently?

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White smoke is caused from coolant or water coming out of the tailpipe. If the white smoke is continuous then you could have an internal coolant leak.

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