» » »

Ford Q&A

Ask Your Question

1998 Ford Windstar Question: smoke from tail pipr

 

Question

virtue0368, Orlando, FL, September 25, 2010, 07:34
 Rookie

i have a 1998 ford windstar that has white smoke coming from tailpipe when i press gas also the transmission is changing kinda funny

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 25, 2010, 07:45
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    It is hard to guess about the transmission with out being able to drive the car, probably a failing transmission but check the transmission fluid level. Light colored smoke out the exhaust is normal until the engine warms up, especially noticeable on cold mornings dense air. Blueish/gray smoke is a sign an engine is "burning oil", excessive black smoke would be a sign an engine is running to rich/too much fuel is entering the engine. White steam perhaps noticed with a slightly sweet oder from the exhaust, rough engine running, over heating and or coolant loss would be a sign of a blown or mildly blown head gasket.

    Reply
    Flag This