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There is a puff of smoke coming out on start up, not sure if

Customer Question

there is a puff of white smoke coming out on start up
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you been losing oil or coolant?
Customer: not sure if im losing oil does not say i did put in oil
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2007 nissan quest
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: im hoping to see if i can have someone fix
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: car has been sitting for three years, just recently changed all four hub bearings, alternator, spark plugs, a/c is is very good
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

White smoke from where, out the tailpipe or back out the intake? Out the tailpipe, white smoke usually indicates that you are burning coolant and could be due to a blown head gasket. Back out the intake and that most likely means a bad timing chain/belt.