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Old 09 Dec 2011, 09:53 am
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On my way to work this morning, My PT started smoking from the hood whenever I came to a stop (not while driving, I guess it just wasnt visible to me b/c of the wind)..So I pulled into work and parked and as soon as I turned the car off..ALL OF THIS WHITE SMOKE JUST CONSUMED THE HOOD AND FRONT OF MY CAR, I just ran into the building, I didnt check under the hood(I dont know what to look at anyway and I didnt know if it was going to catch fire)..my gauge didnt read hot or attempt to move during this event, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM????
Pple at work sd it may be my thermostat, but I dont know, HELP!!
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 10:22 am
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Default Re: SMOKE COMING FROM HOOD!!!

Did the smoke smell "sweet"?

My initial assesment is that you either blew a radiator hose, or your radiator. The smoke is water vapor/steam from the coolant if thats the case. That much "smoke" with no fire department involvement (and trust me - an underhood fire never puts itself out lol) is almost always that.
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 10:24 am
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what he said
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 10:53 am
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Thank You So Much!! Do you know where I would get a radiator hose?
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:08 am
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im guessing thisn is a "REAL" question????/ so how about a Auto parts stopre???? NAPA Orielys Pep Boys Advanced................
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:12 am
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Well u guessed right, I've never really had issues w this car, so I didn't know if was just a regular replaceable part or if it had to be ordered for the dealer, But thanks ..Ill try to locate one today
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:44 am
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OPPS sorry my bad I can tell yuo this at Orieley they will see you a gerenic part that is way to long you just cut it to length im not sure about the other stores and im sure a dealer will have the ecact part but it may be higher you need to find our which hose blew the top ot the bottom or even if it is a hose
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 11:57 am
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...as the others said, probably a radiator hose BUT, you need to get someone that knows something about cars to look under the hood. Maybe they can spot the leaking area, maybe not. You have to check how much coolant you lost and fill the system back up with the proper coolant BUT you probably don't have any around so distilled water will do and in a pinch, tap water. If you can't find the offending hose or area where the water is coming out a garage with a pressure gauge can find it for you.
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 12:24 pm
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I just went to check on my car and all my coolant has leaked out everywhere
I am greatly appreciative for all of you guys responses..Im going to have a tow truck come get it and have them look at the hoses to see which one is the problem, Thanks Again
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Old 09 Dec 2011, 12:56 pm
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They checked it out and found out it was the line to my turbo that busted and was leaking out! Is this expensive? He sd he will get me a quote and he will put on another thermostat for free.
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