Why is 1998 Chevy Metro losing oil It smokes only on ignition. I can smell burning oil under the hood. There are 161000 miles on the car. Car runs great.?
Number of possibilities here. Check and see if there's oil residue at the end of the exhaust pipe. If so, you might have bad piston rings. Check and see if there's oil leakage on the engine... valve cover gaskets are pretty commonplace to go out.You have an oil leak that drips onto the exhaust. Y...
Older engines produce more hot spots, which make the car smoking under hood but not overheating.Worn out piston rings and clogged PCV tube or valve are the culprits that cause this smoking issue.The timeworn rings make the pistons to siphon fuel into the cylinder where it burns and creates smoke.
If it is white smoke you probably have something in the electrical system burning. If it is actually steam, your vehicle is overheating. Either way I wouldn't operate the vehicle until I knew what it was and had it corrected.
What does it mean when a car emits gray smoke from under the hood and the smoke has a sweet gas smell?
it means you have a collant leak (anti-freeze) of some kind start with water pump.
well its burning oil so you might have to change your fuel filter or you might just have a leak in your exhaust its an easy fix tho This is usually a sign of bad valve seals. They can be replaced without removing the heads if it gets to be a problem. When you stop the engine for an extended perio...
Where can I get a dipstick for my 1998 Ford Taurus LX. It broke and it's spilling oil everywhere. The car looks like it's puking oil. When I travel about 2-3 miles it starts to burn the spilled oil.?
Go to any ford dealership they will probably have to order it though
Why does your 2.7 diesel terrano have a burning oil smell when driving only when the window is open There are no oil leaks or spillages onto the exhaust and it does not use oil?
Well if I had one with that problem I would look closer cause it is leaking on the exhaust somewhere.
Where can I get a dipstick for my 1998 Ford Taurus LX It broke and it's spilling oil everywhere. The car looks like it's puking oil. When I travel about 2-3 miles it starts to burn the spilled oil.?
my mom has the same car in her drivewayi am sure there is i dipstick in [email protected]
Why would white smoke come out from under the hood when it is cold outside and the car isn't overheating?
It may not be overheating, but you could still have a coolant leak into the combustion chamber, from either a head gasket or intake manifold gasket.
The Oil Filler Cap White smoke coming from hood of car not overheating is a common issue in older engines.Older engines produce more hot spots, which make the car smoking under hood but not overheating.Worn out piston rings and clogged PCV tube or valve are the culprits that cause this smoking i...
That depends, is the oil actually on fire? If so then it probably won't pass. If not then I think your good to go!
Sounds like your heater has dust bunnies and needs a good cleaning, when dust or fluff heats up it starts to singe or burn causing the burning smell.
Why does smoke billow from under engine after short run and ignition is switched off its not overheating could it be the supplementary heating?
I would pop the hood when the car is running and see where the smoke is coming from. My bet is oil or coolant leaking onto the exhaust manifold
yeah, pretty typical of older vehicle or high mileage vehicles, something like the valve covers could be a leaking a little oil or maybe some antifreeze, then as the engine gets up to temperature it gets burned off, it could also be spilled oil from a refill some other spill or leak
What is causing your 1993 probe 2lt to burn oil sometimes from a cold start but only about 10 seconds after the engine has been running ie the smoke is not immediate and it only does it sometimes?
Worst case scenario: you have bad piston rings. In the first 10 seconds, your car is pushing oil into the cylinders. Then it burns (white smoke). When the car warms up, the rings seal better and the smoke dissapears. Borrow a compression tester from Autozone (free), pull the spark plugs, and chec...
the plug popped out of the cat converted, you need a new one.
There is smoke coming from the front and under the hood and wter leaking from under car what is the diagnostic?
the reason why smoke is coming from your engine is because it is on fireAnd the water is from the ac -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Assuming that the engine is running and warmed up , it sounds like youhave a leak in a heater hose or...
Why is there a burning smell when heat is on 2001 mercury sable inside the car Why does the idle surge sometimes when the heat is on?
just want you to know you are not alone. I too have a '01 sable and I'm having the exact problems. I have approx 190,000 miles on it though.
What would cause ur car 2 lose power while idling make a weird noise and smell oil burning pulled over but no overheating only noticed the oil draining out with drain plug on the ground?
Did you just have the oil changed? Perhaps they didn't tighten the drain plug enough or too much an split the washer that seal the plug? Loosing power at idle could be not enough oil to keep the lifters working and therefore the valves were not opening enough. Oil burning was probably oil getting...
For cold weather a lower viscosity oil like a 5w-30 is recommended. All oils are tested to certain specifications so any name brand oil is fine. The key is to make sure the oil is changed every 3000 to 5000 miles.
My car should get 27 MPG but it is getting only 16 mpg runs great and has low miles. What could be the problem?
Gas mileage ratings are way optimistic. Typically, you should expect average gas mileage to be close to the "city" rating posted by the EPA. These tests are so off that the means of testing is currently being completely revamped. Mileage also depends alot on how you drive, and where. For more ide...
What kind of vehicle? One goes to gas pedal to other could go to the transmission, cruise control, or traction control. Yes its probably OK
Sounds like you have a brake hose problem
Why it Feels like a humming noise under the hood only when driving and stops before I come to a stop?
The year, make and model info would help but it could be a wheel bearing going bad.
because of the oil leaking from the engine
What is wrong if you've just had the head gasket changed on vectra 2.0 p reg but its smoking after you drive it and smells of burning oil and smoking?
Check around the rocker cover to see if it's leaking oil onto the exhaust manifold.
When driving I get an odor of burning rubber It isn't coming from under the hood but more through the vents What is that?
if u do alot of burnouts its pobably rubber stuck to your exaust if u do alot of burnouts its pobably rubber stuck to your exaust
An automatic radiator fan will go on and off in cycles to cool an engine down when it begins to heat up. It works with sensors that monitor the engine heat and trigger other sensors to turn on the fan. It will even run with the car engine off after it's been driven a long time and is hot enough t...
What would cause a 1991 LeBaron to get hot It was only hot for a few moments and the car shut down It won't start and there's an odor of burning rubber under the car all belts are fine?
HERE'S YOUR ANSWER. STOP BURNING OUT! YA IGNARAMOOSE
Every time i drive at high speed with aircon on cool....mist pours out of the vents....if it is put on heat there is a strong smell that i can only describe as 'curry' any ideas?
Your A/C system needs to be charged with freon/refrigerant. The reason for the misting is due to your evaporative coil side of your a/c system is icing due to low pressure. When the a/c charge is low the evap coil temperature drops below freezing and accumulates water vapor from humidity stored i...
More than likely, your H-A/C control is set to Defrost. In most vehicles, when this is set to Defrost, the A/C Compressor runs continually.More than likely, your H-A/C control is set to Defrost. In most vehicles, when this is set to Defrost, the A/C Compressor runs continually. More than likely,...
Meet Sk Mastan Vali, a mechanic at Karkhanagadda in Karimnagar town, who has been operatingthe diesel engine with castor oil instead of regular diesel with simple additional fittings tothe engine to fire the oil to start the engine and run on castor oil. Currently, thistechnology is being applied...
When the PCV valve is not working correctly it will suck the oil from the engine into the intake manifold and burn it. All fluids should be checked daily this way if fluid is low and no obvious leaks you can get it looked at before loosing an engineHaha you are screwed! Brand new car and you didn...
Could be a leaking valve cover gasket
92 Chevy truck will not crank It is a 5 speed checked the starter battery both clutch switches ignition switch all are good turn the switch all it does is a single click under the dash why?
Starter solenoid may be bad.Check the fuses and the starter relay.
I have a ticking noise coming from under the hood and it seems to get worse when the car is heating up this happens from the time you turn the car on until I turn it off?
Your valves may need adjustment. As an engine ages the parts develop larger than normal spaces between them through wear, what you hear is the valve lifters tapping because they have too much gap between their surfaces. If the engine is fairly low on mileage more frequent oil changes and the use ...
What happens if you put perol in diesel car then oil as well after running it fot 1000 miles now the warning light comes on and run sluggish.if i get a flush will the car run normally again?
If you drove a diesel for 1,000 miles with gasoline in the tank, then, depending on the amount of diesel you put in the tank, you may have done some serious damage to the injector pump. Drain the tank of all fuel and the fill it up with diesel. You will know very soon if damage was done.
Have mechanic plug in a scanner and check for codes. A good scanner can also watch the live data so you can monitor stuff like the O2 sensors and the fuel trim. It could be as simple as a vacuum leak causing the increase in mpg.It likely needs a tune-up, and the fact that you need to ask the ques...
If an ignition module is the only possibility that hasn't been replaced could it cause the car to crank but not run at all the first sign was only running when the gas was pushed downthen dead?
In this industry, I avoid words like "ONLY". It is a word that is relative to the user. Others may know of more possiblites or are just plain other possiblities. And don't forget about multiple problems. Anyways, Generally when an ignition module is bad, the engine can crank normal but not fire. ...
If you are on the title, it's your car and you are both jointly responsible for it. Unless, of course, its settled in the dissolution paperwork.
no but try to stay away from high rpms for extended periods. 65 mph is no problem for new car break in, more that that will drive the rpms over 3000 and it may be too much that early. Even in a 4 cylinder you should be able to go 65 at around 2500 to 2800 rpm. Once the first oil change is complet...
If a car runs normally for about 15-20 minutes then oil light comes on and car starts to lose power what is wrong with it?
You may find that your oil pump is not working properly. You may also find that the engine will overheat as well if this is the case.This happened with my 92 Chevy van. Shop put it on computer, said oil pressure sensor malfunctioning (false high pressure signal) and o2 sensor failed and ended up ...
97 Olds Acheva with only 44K Very clean and runs great I have no owners manual and have surfed the internet about this car and its problems What should I expect to go wrong with it?
Ignition Coils and Ignition modules are trouble prone.Heating/AC door motors in the dash are common failures.From there they are what they are 1990's GM product. Toyotas have less trouble but all in all you OLDS will be cheaper to run, service and repair
You can't afford your car you've only had it 3 months can you take it back and just lose on the deal?
You will lose big on the deal......they will take the car and auction it for whatever they can get usually far below market value and they will come after you for the balance.
Your 1988 corvette has 3 dead cylinders why. the engine runs. there is a great amount of pressure inside the engine when running remove oil filler cap and the pressure come out very strongly.?
You may have broken rings in the 3 dead cylinders allowing compressed air-gas mixture to enter the crankcase.
What is wrong when a 1989 4 L straight six runs great until it warms up and then it hardly idles and only the emission light is on but has been on for months?
Some emissions problems are cumulative. Use a code scanner to read any stored computer codes. If you take care of any existing problem codes, the vehicle will probably run a lot better. try new intake manifold gasket, new bolts, servicable loctite . my yj was doing this the computer didnt have an...
Where can you find the vin number on a 1987 Chevy P30 Chassis its a Southwind motor home and cant locate vin plate in the cab or on side under hood etc?
look on the title. Thanks I need to do a VIN verification though and it requires to match the Title to the actual VIN on the vehicle.Try looking by the inside side door, outside the side door. It should be there some where if someone hasn't removed it, Your looking for the Vin for the coach itse...
Why can't you remove your key from the ignition on a 1995 Chevrolet Corsica And why can you only put car in neutral instead of park?
the reason why you can't take the key out is probably because it is not in park, i noticed it with my '91 corsica. i have no idea why it won't go into park though
Can a computer brain on a 1998 silverado go bad and now it only fires on one cylinder and will not start If not what is the problem?
You either need to replace the coil pack or the distributor cap which ever the model has and fit new spark plugs and wires.
Why is the car sputtering like it wants to shut off in the middle of the road it loses its power lately the car has been running on empty all the time?
the fuel pick up has picked up all the crap on the bottom of the fuel tank and has blocked the filter change the filter and have 1/4 tank of fuel min and all will be good
Why would my car slow and the gas pedal resist and there be power but it not turn on and there be smoke coming from my air filter?
take that to a very trusted mechanic! right now!your cylinder head is probably warped,or your valves have shattered,or pre-igniton,or a ton of other problemsseriously you shouldn't even drive it to the mechanic, you should tow it!and yes its that bad.pricewise your looking at 1-3 thousand dollars...
Try J.C. Whitney.com they used to have a unit that connected to the window crank handle
What is wrong with your car if there is white smoke coming from the tailpipe and the oil is not milky on the dipstick?
White smoke from the exhaust pipe indicates that the engine is allowing water into the cylinders. The water then boils in the cylinder and exits the engine as steam (white smoke). This could be be from the inlet manifold (especially if the engine is a V), it could be a head gasket (leak between t...
White smoke coming from Exhaust only when idle and coolant loss If you run the car normally and not let it idle no coolant loss at all no white smoke Good power on engine?
Typically, white smoke is just water vapor. Water vapor is normal when the engine is cold. Water is produced when gasoline is burned. Gasoline is a chemical compound called a hydrocarbon and burning of hydrocarbons produce water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). When the exhaust line is cold, such ...
1998 ford escort and there's coolant that is found under the front of the car after it has not been running for a while what could this be from?
Climb under the vehicle and try to find out where it's leaking from. Look closely at the water pump and try to see if there is a trace of antifreeze from the water pump pulley. If that's it, replace the water pump. If that's not it, you may find that it's as simple as a leaky radiator or radiator...
While driving your car it seems to lose power also if you are at a redlight it stalls today it just stopped completely the car was still running but when pressing the gas petal there was no movementt?
it may be ur alternator, once the car is running the alternator keeps ac current flowing and to necessary components if the alternator dies out/stops working the components that run the car which were powered by the alternator are now run off the battery which is dc (direct current) this will onl...
What i have to do when the excess engine oil is drained and sparkplugs cleaned...car still running and smoke comes?
You may have a problem with worn piston rings or a cracked valve or two. You can have this easily checked with an engine analysis at many service stations. - Usually costs around $60-90 - but worth it.
Why wont my 95 Jeep Cherokee Sport headlights turn off when the car is off This just started after years there was a burning plastic smell on the left hand side.?
Hi, start by installing a new headlight switch,if the damage is extreme you may have to replace the socket also. Junkyards have lots of these Jeeps if you need a piece of harness to splice. Hope this helps, Mike
Why does car run perfect but when you turn on the air with fan it will miss and choke down also a noise like something rattling under the hood turn off the fan and it stops and the car again will run?
your air conpressor might be locking up and causing your engine to shut down
ya it probably smells like feet right? the problem is you probably left the car out in bad weather for too long, park your car where its safe then turn it on with A/C on and leave it for about 20-30 minutes.
90 Chevy truck it was running fine but you got on it coming around the corner and it stalled the relay is clicking but no fuel is coming out of the injectors is there some kind of safety cut?
No safety cut out switch there. When you turn the key to the on position you should hear the fuel pump in the fuel tank run briefy for a couple seconds, if you do not hear the pump, the pump may be bad.
Your car stereo works great when the car is off once you turn on the car it quits working why is this?
your ground wire for the stereo is connected to the ignition wire of the car
Why is the fuel gauge on my Citroen Berlingo 2000 inaccurate when i fill up a full tank of fuel it only shows up as 3 quarters full and it runs for ages after the tank hits empty?
You probably have a faulty fuel sending unit.The sending unit in the tank is probably at fault. Replacement of the sending unit would be necessary to correct it.
Why will your car only go 10 miles an hour when you are going up hill or trying to get on the highway?
Could be several possibilities. One of which could be a restricted exhaust due to a damaged catalytic converter. The year, make, model and engine info would help.
What is the loud THUMPING noise under the front dash inside my car. it doesnt matter if i turn the air on or not it still does it?
Hard to say without hearing it and not knowing what the year, make or model is but, it could be a stripped gear box that operates the temp blend door.
There is a switch to turn the lights on when the car is off. On an 01 & 07 impreza (and other model years too), it is on the top of the steering wheel column, in between the steering wheel and the gauges.I did the same thing, took me an afternoon to find it, and I felt pretty silly when I fig...
On a 1994 geo metro the headlight wires run to the ac relay Is it possible that a bad relay could cause all 3 wires to be positive and have power even when the car and switch are off?
yes, if the relay were stuck, or the contacts welded shut, it would allow the incoming Hot wire to pass power through to the other two wires.
Why would your car have a rich gas smell coming in the front windows when it is running and the car is taking more gas than before but otherwise runs fine?
1 Leak in fuel feed or vent line 2 Evapourative emissions system canister clogged ? ( veh model,make,equiped ) 3 Vapour leaks from system lines As for excessive fuel consumption 1 Dirty or clogged air filter 2 Emissions system not functioning properly 3 Fault in the fuel or electrical systems 4 L...
Why is it that when I push the gas pedal the car seams shaky when the rpm's go up the converter is smoking?
At this point your car feels like is burning rich or a ramdon miss fire on all the cylenders .Is probably burning a lot a fuel right now.
91 Beretta starts but runs rough and is backfiring and blowing black smoke when able to get it to stay going running not so rough the car would stall and if i held the gas on was overheated by home?
sounds like coolant temp sensor is bad but also sounds like cat might be pluged
Why is it that a 98 Bonneville will bog or lose power while driving on the highway only when it is raining heavily and then all of a sudden drive fine?
2 reasons - 1) Water on the roadway creates a significant drag on the tires & 2) High relative humidity in the air going into the engine slows the combustion process down.
If there are two names on a car title co-signer but the two want it to be owned by only by one what needs to be done?
It depends on how the names are listed, whether they say and or or between the names. In both cases it would have to be one buys the others interest in the vehicle, even if only for $1.00, unless there is a loan and the lienholder holds title. In that case the vehicle would either have to be paid...
It's not good. However, the only real damage, is any, would be a wearing down of the emergency brake, which could cause it to work improperly. The next time you have your vehicle serviced, you should ask them to inspect the brake for damage. That probably did very little damage. It's not good, bu...
If there are 3 years left on a Chapter 13 on a vehicle only and the car is starting to break down can a new car be purchased or are you out of luck?
This question is so fact-specific that it defies an easy answer. Under most circumstances, I would say "yes," you can buy a new car. To buy a new car in Chapter 13 (or to finance anything for that matter), one has to request permission from the Court PRIOR to the purchase by filing a "Motion to P...
If you are current on your payments can the car dealership who sold you the car repo it or is the bank that is financing the vehicle the only one who can do that?
The bank/finance company. The dealer has already been paid for the vehicle
Your radiator fan come on and stays on when ever the engine is running can this be correctd so that it only comes on when thermostate tell it too?
your themostat does not control your fans your fans are controled by coolant temp sensor if they are running all the time the problem is in the coolant temp it not working and ecm is overriding it and alowing the fans to run all the time.
Why would your car on certain occasions need more pressure then normal when accelerating When you release the accelerator it quickly slows down All Brakes smell like burned rubber. Whats wrong?
The most likely cause is sticking brake calipers on front or fluid leak on rear swelling up the shoes.
The oil light keeps coming on your ford focus 2000 you slightly touch the gas it goes off dosent stay on only when you stop is there anybody who knows about these things?
Check oil level Try replacing oil sending unit with a manual gauge to see what actual oil pressure reads If still low depending on mileage probably engine component wear--if you can raise engine idel to keep oil pressure at acceptable level
Why are written top speeds of sports cars based on average speeds over a couple of miles when the actual top speed it gets to is faster?
Timed speed over several miles and in different directions eliminates false effects of wind, road conditions, etc, that might affect actual speed. Makes the results more even.
You were driving your car the other day when the oil light came on You stopped at a red light and your car shut down You tried to start it but it only makes one click in the engine?
It needs oil. My 97 Plymouth Breeze burns oil like crazy, I put more in every other time I fill it up with gas.
Your 1994 Chevy S10 Blazer 4.3 V6 Vortex is running rough on take off it spits and sputters and a poof of black smoke comes out of the exhaust what could be wrong?
one of your problems could be in the injectors they maybe putting to much fuel.
What cause my car give out big white smoke from exhaust with a rustling sound every time after left turn when I step on the gas. It runs smooth and accelerates well when I drive straight.?
White smoke from the exhaust is a sign of an internal coolant leak. Coolant is entering the combustion chamber. One cause is a blown head gasket. Stop driving this car immediately, and have this looked into or you could possibly ruin the engine.
Why is the passenger side of your car floor soaked when it rains but there are no wet spots on the roof or windows?
Simple, you have a leak. Suspect that it is leaking from the cowl. Check the drain for the condenser and see if it is plugged. Check for debris below the window in the channel.
Why are water drops coming from under the car even hours after its been driven with little or no ac on?
A/C shouldn't "sweat" if it's not used. check the drops more closely, they might be antifreeze.
Why will a car start and run for a few minutes then loses power to the engine like you stopped giving it gas dies and will not start again after about 10 minutes you can start the car again?
i can start the car, and it runs for a few meters, dies out like im giving it no gas. then it will not restart. after sitting about 10 minutes or so, it will start again and is drivable for a few more meters, then dies again to have the whole process rinse and repeat itself . it also makes a loud...
Thinking about buying 2000 Ford Taurus se 148000 miles i drove it and it cut off the owner says it needs a TPS also the gas gauge does not work and the check engine light is on why is that?
Stop thinking and start walking - away from this car. Don't you think that if this was an easy fix, the present owner would fix it.
Is there anyone out there that can explain why the windshield of a car is always the first ( and often only) vehicle window to frost up and the last window that wants to unfrost?
The car is cold; icy cold. You are in the driver's seat, facing forward, and breathing, and your exhaled breath contains about 1% water vapor. Your breath hits the inside of the windshield. The vapor condenses on the cold windshield and freezes. If you were in the back seat or passenger seats fac...
Where can the coolant go IF there are no fluid on the garage floorground nor in the oil no milky oil hoses all OK but yet it took a gal of anti-freeze in four days. Suggestions?
Theres a couple of things to check, you may have a blown head gasket letting coolant enter the combustion chamber, you might have liquid coming out of the exhaust or just a sweet smell to the exhaust, or your radiator cap is bad and the fluid is being pushed out of the overflow can by the steam f...
Is it possible to drive a well-maintained car with 80K miles on it 1.3 miles with little to no oil at 30 MPH and not damage or destroy the engine?
I would not recomend that at all. 1 mile is a long way to drive something with no oil when it on takes 2 sec. to destroy an engine with no oil.
Why when I fill my car with fuel would it be hard to start and As the tank runs down the car is easier to start?
I think you might have a slight case of vapor lock check to see if the vent hole in your gas cap is plugged............ as it get lower it gets air through the return lines and vac hoses to charcoal can and such......... I think.......But i would check cap first.
Why would your 01 Grand Prix GT run fine for about 15 minutes then lose power. It still runs but not a lot of power and it's not the cat. there is also a temp light on near where it says apply brake?
Could be a sensor gone, get it checked on a computer
Whether or not a lien holder can repossess a car if there is no insurance depends on the contract, local law, or both. In this state, a verbal contract is valid. You will need to check local law.
Is your recall covered on your Chrysler town and country if the miles are over 100000 Specifically because my cruise control and horn does not work but I bought it used its almost 200000 miles?
Recalls typically are, as they're much different from warranty work.
My car was running fine i got on it pretty good and it shut down no loud noise no oil or smoke the car turns over but will not fire does anyone know what could cause this it's a 1994 transam gt 5.7?
that could be a great deal of things man. Check your fuel injectors, check your fuel pump to see if its even getting fuel, check your intake and vaccum lines to your intake, check your rotor and cap plugs and wires, fuel filter, if it all checks out... maybe you should check the brain cause if it...
Car starts but unless reeving the engine a little it will stall I Can put in gear with foot on brake while reeving then let up on brake and it will stay started and run until I go to brake?
Had the same problem with my Lincoln. . . . There is a lever that you can rev the engine up from under the hood, that needs to be adjusted to keep more gas going to the vehicle. This is what I did over a year ago and it's still working fine. The downfall is that since it's giving more gas, it obv...