smoke coming from back of engine on 1997 Nissan Maxima

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

by in Saint Marys, GA on July 31, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , August 03, 2009
Sounds like one of your valve cover gaskets are leaking engine oil onto your exhaust and smoking.
ANSWER by , September 11, 2009
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.
COMMENT by , February 03, 2011
Where would this be located hose that is?