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Smoke out the exaust and can't keep coolant in it, 173000,

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white smoke out the exaust and can't keep coolant in it
JA: How many miles on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 173000
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2002 nissan altimal
JA: Are you fixing your Altima yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: water is running out the tailpipe
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  internal88 replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I'm Brandon - Nissan tech.

Is the white smoke very heavy?

If yes, the engine is burning the engine coolant due to damaged cylinder head gasket.

This is a big and expensive job to repair. The cost is about $ 2500.

Please rate me positive, thank you. Let me know if you need further help.