Check Engine Light/White smoke/Burning smell - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-10-05, 08:01 AM
Patoooey@markdr.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Check Engine Light/White smoke/Burning smell

1993 Ford Escort LX Hatchback. 1.9. 87000 miles.

Engine wanted to stall on startup a couple times in the am. Then ran
fine. Later in day the engine starts lugging(doing 45-50 mph up a steep
hill) and the check engine light comes on. I back off accelerator and
the engine perks up and the light goes off(it was on maybe 5-7
seconds). Temp guage went up a tad from where it normally is....then
that's fine also.

I get home and pop the hood and have white smoke(not alot...had to open
hood to see it) and a burning smell coming from the front area of the
engine.

Taking it in to be looked in a couple days but was just wondering if
anyone had any clues before then.

Thanks,
John

 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-05, 02:02 PM
rodney
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Check Engine Light/White smoke/Burning smell

On Sun, 10 Apr 2005 06:16:29 -0700, Patoooey wrote:

> 1993 Ford Escort LX Hatchback. 1.9. 87000 miles.
>
> Engine wanted to stall on startup a couple times in the am. Then ran
> fine. Later in day the engine starts lugging(doing 45-50 mph up a steep
> hill) and the check engine light comes on. I back off accelerator and
> the engine perks up and the light goes off(it was on maybe 5-7
> seconds). Temp guage went up a tad from where it normally is....then
> that's fine also.
>
> I get home and pop the hood and have white smoke(not alot...had to open
> hood to see it) and a burning smell coming from the front area of the
> engine.
>
> Taking it in to be looked in a couple days but was just wondering if
> anyone had any clues before then.
>
> Thanks,
> John



White smoke = coolant vapor. Could be a busted radiator, hose, block
plug, or maybe even a blown head gasket. The safe bet is to tow the car
to the shop, from wherever it sits now. You'll have to decide if a 93
Escort is worth that. :)

Rodney

----== Posted via Newsfeeds.Com - Unlimited-Uncensored-Secure Usenet News==----
http://www.newsfeeds.com The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! 120,000+ Newsgroups
----= East and West-Coast Server Farms - Total Privacy via Encryption =----
 
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-11-05, 02:02 PM
sleepdog@optonline.net
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Check Engine Light/White smoke/Burning smell

Probably a coolant leak somewhere, get it fixed before it becomes
something worse, if it's not too late.

 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-05, 11:01 PM
fordmandan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Check Engine Light/White smoke/Burning smell

bar stop leak will take care of this for under 5 bucks

 
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > alt.autos.ford
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome