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1997 Nissan Maxima Question: smoke coming from back of engine



teye8, Saint Marys, GA, July 31, 2009, 19:52

the car drives fine but it smokes at the rear of the motor what could this be

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    August 03, 2009, 14:33

    Sounds like one of your valve cover gaskets are leaking engine oil onto your exhaust and smoking.

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    September 12, 2009, 00:00

    I had a similar problem and found that the power steering return line (low pressure hose) leaked on to the exhaust line. The rear valve cover gasket leak will certainly cause this too.

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    Visitor, February 03, 2011, 17:28

    Where would this be located hose that is?

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