Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust on Ford Thunderbird

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

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Average mileage: 106,079 (58,000–183,899)
Engines affected: 3.8L V6, 4.6L V8, 5.0L V8
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
19 people reported this problem
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1997 Ford Thunderbird - 4.6L V8 115,000 mi,
White smoke from exhaust but only on start when idle for a while... and coolant leaking from center engine..
1994 Ford Thunderbird - 4.6L V8 86,000 mi,
Started fine, had no indication of any problems, then all of a sudden a strong odor of gas, started running rough, acting like it wanted to die. Shut it off, started it again, got blue smoke, then white out of the tailpipes, nothing but the smell of gas.
1997 Ford Thunderbird - 4.6L V8 135,400 mi,
mines has a white blue smoke comming from the tail pipes upon start up , low idel. and a lot when you takes off... but it smells alot like fuel. not sweet or oil.
1995 Ford Thunderbird 177,574 mi,
When i apply pressure to the pedal a kick of white smoke comes from my mufflers then disappear and then the mufflers kicks out a little of white smoke just at sitting in park ..what could be the problem even after i turn the car off the mufflers r still smoking a little bit.
1993 Ford Thunderbird - 3.8L V6 107,000 mi,
I purchased a 93 Thunderbird for my son after I had it checked out by a mechanic. I was told it checked out with no problems and if there was going to be a head gasket issue it would have surfaced long ago. Well as you probably guessed the head gasket blew within weeks of buying it. Nothing $1500 plus couldn't fix.
1993 Ford Thunderbird - 3.8L V6 58,000 mi,
Water dumping & blowing out exhaust . Water loss and smok out exhaust . Missing
1997 Ford Thunderbird - 3.8L V6 77,000 mi,
leaking antifreeze under passenger side of engine
1992 Ford Thunderbird - 5.0L V8 67,000 mi,
leaking coolent into oil
1993 Ford Thunderbird - 3.8L V6 85,000 mi,
missing water in radiator