Car

Ask a Mechanic Online and Get Answers to Your Car Questions

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Car

WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT OF EXHAUST. WHAT CAUSES THIS

Customer Question
WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT OF EXHAUST. WHAT CAUSES THIS
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Car
Ask Your Own Car Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
11/4/2010
Auto Mechanic: Anthony, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
Anthony
Anthony, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 11,808
Experience: ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp.
Verified

Hello Sir or Madam. Welcome to justanswer!

 

Is it using oil or coolant?

Ask Your Own Car Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
NO
Auto Mechanic: Anthony, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
If oil and water are not going down, nothing is wrong and the smoke is just condensation in the exhaust. You only need to be worried if you see fluid loss and actually have to add it.
Ask Your Own Car Question
Customer reply replied 7 years ago
HOW LONG BEFORE THIS CONDENSATION BURNS OFF?
Auto Mechanic: Anthony, ASE Certified Technician replied 7 years ago
Anywhere from 5 minutes to 15 minutes under the right conditions. In certain humidity levels, its always there...
Anthony
Anthony, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 11,808
Experience: ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp.
Verified
Anthony and 87 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Anthony Your Own Question
Anthony
Anthony
Anthony, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 11,808
11,808 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 20 years exp.

Anthony is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

The nearest Volvo dealer is 160 miles away. Best $15 bucks I have spent in a long time!

Paul MCorpus Christi, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris (aka-Moose)

Chris (aka-Moose)

Technician

1,212 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Ted G.

Ted G.

ASE Certified Technician

1,708 satisfied customers

20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness

George H.

George H.

ASE Certified Technician

1,522 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Auto Service Tech

669 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Amedee

Amedee

Former ASE Master Tech

2,505 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

Jerry

Jerry

Master Mechanic

2,181 satisfied customers

ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

1,000 satisfied customers

12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes

< Previous | Next >

Related Car Questions
Check engine light has been going on and off. 2009 VW
check engine light has been going on and off. 2009 VW convertible. Just put gas in it. Car turns over won't start now. Turns over normally. Plenty of fuel and oil level is good. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
I have a 2013 Dodge Dart GT with a 6-speed manual
Hi, I have a 2013 Dodge Dart GT with a 6-speed manual transmission and the 2.4 liter engine. It came with 18-Inch x 7.5-Inch Hyper Black Aluminum rims and 225-40R18-92h XL--All Season Tires. I like th… read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
170 satisfied customers
Service stability system light comes on periodically. Brakes
Service stability system light comes on periodically. Brakes seem jerky at times and squealing noise when steering wheel is turned to the right … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
High School or GED
11 satisfied customers
My 2009 porsche c4s uses an excessive amount of oil. I have
My 2009 porsche c4s uses an excessive amount of oil. I have to add approximately one half quart of 0-40 mobile 1 synthetic every 400-500 miles. Is this normal. After owning an 2008 c4s the oil consump… read more
John Hicks
John Hicks
Business Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
164 satisfied customers
Where is the mdp sensor on a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse gs? I'm
Where is the mdp sensor on a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse gs?I'm getting error code p1400. So I wanted to test the sensor to see if it's faulty. Thank you for your help.… read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
I have an 05 F150 with the 5.4, I'm getting multiple codes
I have an 05 F150 with the 5.4, I'm getting multiple codes and don't know where to start. the codes are P0171, P0175, P0300, P0305, P0307, P0308, P0316 and P2106. I know the 300 codes are misfire code… read more
nelson freitas
nelson freitas
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
79 satisfied customers
My 85 Ford Bronco headlight switch is bad, i already bought
My 85 Ford Bronco headlight switch is bad, i already bought the replacement and need to know how to R&R the old one. Do I need to take the dash apart? Please send step by step instructions as to the p… read more
Michael Solis
Michael Solis
243 satisfied customers
Service traction control lp comes on. Gmc 1500 2011. 1500
Abs light and service traction control symbol come on sometimes, when this happens it's like rear has no traction, slips? … read more
3pac2222
3pac2222
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
2 satisfied customers
Heating and cooling seats not working. What does that have
Heating and cooling seats not working JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses? Customer: What does that have to do with my seats? JA: What is the model/year o… read more
Todd M
Todd M
Owner
ASE Certification
1,286 satisfied customers
P0740 Code and Engine light on. That code I see it in the
that code I see it in the milleage counter when doing the ON/OFF 5 times and also with a scanner … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
Not charging new bat new alt looking for posabilities of
Not charging new bat new alt looking for posabilities of what else it could be … read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
Where is the plug for a Polaris Slingshot diagnostic testing
Where is the plug for a Polaris Slingshot diagnostic testing unit? … read more
Gabriel Grey
Gabriel Grey
Master Service Technician
Associates
170 satisfied customers
We got two OBD II codes. P0700 I did reset it. We will see
P0700 I did reset it. We will see if it comes back, but we are feeling jumpy transmission now and then so I think something is wrong … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
While drving it caught on dire underneath the driver side I
While drving it caught on dire underneath the driver side I have MS and i cannot move fast. I don't know if it can be repaired. I don't feel safe in my truck. … read more
Toyota Service
Toyota Service
Toyota Dealership Service & CR Manager
1,344 satisfied customers
I just changed the plugs on 2004 CTS, put the plenum back
I just changed the plugs on 2004 CTS, put the plenum back down, hooked it all up carefully and it starts immediately but quits within about 2 seconds. double checked it all. … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
3,927 satisfied customers
I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla 5 speed. I have had trouble in
I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla 5 speed. I have had trouble in the past of driving the car & it just shuts off. Dealer claimed they fixed it. Now car seems to want to do the same thing but keeps going & … read more
Toyotapro
Toyotapro
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,283 satisfied customers
I changed the ignition switch and the door lock from a
I changed the ignition switch and the door lock from a wrecked Renault traffic 2006 van and replaced it on to my van.The wrecked van had 3 extra keys with it that I thought would save me money buying … read more
indy-tech
indy-tech
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
Whenever i turn the steering wheel, i hear a
Second opinion] whenever i turn the steering wheel, i hear a whispering/scratching sound from the power steering. what must be the cause and remedy.… read more
Peter Bagley
Peter Bagley
master technition
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
900 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x