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2003 taurus: smoke..burning smell coming out from under the hood..vine

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Have smoke and a burning smell comming out from under the hood of my 2003 Taurus VIN S?
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago

I think it smells like oil.

Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 6 years ago
In most case if you are smelling burning oil its usually caused by a leaking valve cover gasket . When these gaskets leak, it allows oil to run down on the exhaust manifold and it burns and that is where the smoke and the smell come from. If its leaking badly enough to cause smoking it should be looked into ASAP. A closer inspection should show you where the oil is coming from.
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