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Car smells hot when running, even though temp gauge doesn't

Customer Question

Car smells hot when running, even though temp gauge doesn't get in red. Daughter drivinh it and saw whisps of white smoke, and now car wont start
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?
Customer: Car was just in shop for new oil pan, valve gasket replacement. They said yhst coolant system checked out ok. Levels were good. Noticed lots of fluid under car while a/c was running
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2002 300M
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet. I am over 2 hours away from the car. Just trying to figure out causes and options
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: About 145000 miles on it. Had it in shop for awhile, so didn't drive it alot before she went back to college
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 3 months ago.

what engine?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I believe it is the 3.5 liter v6 , maybe 215CI
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
If you have tried to respond after engine size, i have not seen anything
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Is anyone there?
Expert:  john -aka eauto replied 3 months ago.

can you see the leak?

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