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1994 ford explorer xlt possible cause of white smoke and cranking noise?
1994 Ford Explorer

1994 Ford Explorer XLT
Possible cause of white smoke and cranking noise?

(1994 Ford Explorer)
1994 Ford Explorer XLT
175,XXX Mi.
*Bad Transmission Leak (around 1/2 a quart daily)

After cold start, turning onto road,white smoke pours out of tailpipe accompanied by a cranking noise from engine compartment. It can continue for a few more turns (only happens when turning vehicle , usually to the left)
This began about a week ago after an automatic car wash. I don't know for certain but it seems to happen more often after adding transmission fluid and always in the morning. The transmission leak doesnt seem to drip to the ground as I never see anything underneath the vehicle. I'm wondering if the leak is being released into the engine somehow. I'm adding at least half a quart a day of transmission fluid.

Someone looked up under the truck and said a line was leaking from the transmission.

*edit*
The oil in the truck had been overfilled by a couple quarts by last oil change shop. It has since been drained and filled correctly. Problem continues.

coolant/oil level is stable
What seems to make the problem better or worse? keeping engine on seems to keep the burning from being too bad
How long have you had this problem? 1 week
Tags: ford, explorer
1 answer & 1 comment
Popular Answer
on September 29, 2019

Visit local auto repair facility and have vehicle hoisted so a knowledgeable mechanic can you inspect for transmission fluid leaks - including any other related fluid leaks.

Nothing else I can offer here.
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on September 29, 2019

I don’t know of any other recourse.

Good luck!
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on September 29, 2019

Visit local auto repair facility and have vehicle hoisted so a knowledgeable mechanic can you inspect for transmission fluid leaks - including any other related fluid leaks.

Nothing else I can offer here.
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on September 29, 2019

I don’t know of any other recourse.

Good luck!

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