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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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exhaust is leaking just flushed my power steering when i went to start it after first refill it began. thought it was condensation bt nope car on leaks steady; and smokes alot what is this from?? note leak is not from tips.

car is 4.6 94 tbird ??

this were its leaking from


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If the smoking doesnt go away, it very well could need a new pcm(very common for them to hang the injectors).

If it goes away, it's probibly condensation which is normal, especially in winter.

Does the exhaust smell like gas?

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It's also a 94 which means, like me, the valve seals might be leaking and letting oil blow by. Motor honey, .5 quarts of tranny fluid in oil etc. work well to help keep that problem in check. The only REAL fix is to do a PI swap.

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wasnt leaking today it seems as if it on leaks when i steer. like when i stear to come out of drive way or parking space. bt yesterday smelt like gas and was bluish white . and was smoking bad . could bleeding the steering while car is on the ground make it smoke and leak. wouldnt steering fluid smell like a fuel smell when smoking?
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wasnt leaking today it seems as if it on leaks when i steer. like when i stear to come out of drive way or parking space. bt yesterday smelt like gas and was bluish white . and was smoking bad . could bleeding the steering while car is on the ground make it smoke and leak. wouldnt steering fluid smell like a fuel smell when smoking?
I cant really imagine a scenario where PS fluid is leaking from your mufflers. Bluish white smoke is a sign of oil burning in the engine. Also remember that when you're turning, the water in the muffler is moving more so it will come out faster. Condensation is perfectly normal.

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well oil level is fine still on full since i changed it maybe it was water then.
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well oil level is fine still on full since i changed it maybe it was water then.
Probably. If you notice the oil level fall off, or excessive smoke, then maybe you have other issues. Now it seems like steam from exhaust gasses.

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Probably. If you notice the oil level fall off, or excessive smoke, then maybe you have other issues. Now it seems like steam from exhaust gasses.
ok thanks

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