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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Its a 2011 fx35 with 69000 miles. The engine light on the

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its a 2011 fx35 with 69000 miles. The engine light on the dashboard came on. The engine was skipping, less power, rough running, and smoke coming out of one tailpipe.
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: no
JA: Are you fixing your FX35 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i gave it to a service station close to my house, but concerned that they may not know or may go overboard on repairs.
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: thats it
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 days ago.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 days ago.

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Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 days ago.

Was the smoke color white and was it consistent?

was the check engine light on steady or flashing?

at 69k ,has the spark plugs and ignition coils been replaced?

did it overheat on you ?

did the shop use a scanner and retrieve the fault code from that check engine light? do you know what the code is


Are you looking for the most possible causes or you are repairing it yourself .


Please Let Me Know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
the smoke was white and I only drove the car less than a mile. I saw the smoke when I exited the car and turned off the engine. The light was steady. the car has had all of the proper maintenance and servicing. The plugs nad coils were changed out within 5000 miles. It didn't overheat. But I didn't go very far. the shop hasn't done anything yet. The mechanics are doing other cars.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Smoke was coming out one tailpipe only.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
are you there?
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
i'm not repairing it myself
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 days ago.

hey yes , i m here

this could be MAF ,mass air flow sensor or fuel injector ,since the coils and plugs been replaced

the smoke was from tail pipe only correct not from under engine ?

can you call them and ask them if they scaned it and what was the fault code ?


Customer: replied 4 days ago.
they wont get to my car until tomorrow. the smoke was from a tailpipe
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 4 days ago.

that is low mileage for oil issue to be smoking , I believe the white smoke is exessive fuel not oil

since been serviced and no prior issues


let me know i can help you further


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