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Hello, the question is where the white smoke came from. There are known issues with the engine cooling fans. If the fans arent working properly it can overheat especially when the ac is on. This engine uses a timing chain driven water pump, the coolant when it leaks out leaks out behind the altenator. So if its low on coolant and has over 60k miles,this is when we start to see issues with the water pump. So if they say there are no coolant leaks then I would concentrate on the cooling fan issue and have that replaced first. It will usually set a diagnostic trouble code P0408 cooling fan motor circuit fault.
Very good, just make sure there is no cooling system leak, if there is a leak, that needs to be addressed, otherwise replacing the cooling fan motor if its indicating a fault is what needs to be done next
In the neighborhood of 600- 700 bucks depending on the mark up of the cooling fan and labor rate of the shop you are using.
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If it has a code for the cooling fan, that is a problem, if there is no cooling system leaks the only other possible issue would be if the thermostat was stuck closed.
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