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Q: My car has trouble starting sometimes and it tends to put out white smoke. Got my alternator checked and replaced. Unfortunately it still has trouble starting. Could the new alternator be bad? or could it be the starter? or possibly a dead cell in battery on 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

if my care is having trouble starting could my new alternator be bad? Could my starter be going out? or could a cell in my battery be dead?
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when you say you have trouble starting it does it turn over or do you have to boost it? you said there is white smoke coming out of the exhaust does it come out all the time because it sounds like you could have a blown head gasket which could give you starting problems?
The smoke only comes out when I'm trying to start it. Doesn't do it all the time. But it turns over but it struggles to do so.
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