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