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Old 06-13-2013, 05:21 AM
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White smoke from engine

I recently took my car to the shop to get an inspection and after leaving, I noticed that something was leaking from under the car. The next day, I when I turn the car on and let it run for a little a white smoke comes from the engine ( front left if you're looking at the car) that smells like burning rubber. When I accelerate, the smoke increases & the engine light runs about 45% between hot and cold. I made a mile drive this morning and before I got to the destination, the engine temperature was way too high. Anyone know what this piece is and what I could do to fix it??

The smoke is emitting from below the bolt, right after whatever that black piece is in the second picture. ...and unfortunately all pictures are rotated to the right -_-

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:08 AM
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to be more clear, the smoke is coming from the top of the black canister in the center of the picture that has the line running into the top of it
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:09 AM
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more info on the car would help out as well.. but im assuming its a V6? and is it the front or rear of the engine bay thts smoking? cause if its the rear might be power steering hose tht there is a recall for.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:23 AM
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sorry about that, it's a v6 honda accord....if you're facing the engine, it's the back left thats smoking
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:39 AM
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You need to zoom out a bit more on the pics.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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How are the oil and coolant levels?

Power steering hose is a good possibility. Same thing happened to a friend's V6 Accord. Smoke from the back of the engine
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all of the liquids are looking good...a friend of mine said that it kind of smells like the power steering fluid is burning. so possibly that is the hose bursting and spraying liquid out causing the smoke and burning rubber smell???
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:03 PM
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If it's PS fluid you are in luck. Well sorta. There is a recall so you wouldn't have to pay to get the hose replaced.

That's wouldn't cause the other issue you are having though.
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Is there some sort of 'sweet' scent?
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:43 PM
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the p/s hose leaks and sprays onto the catalytic converter. can cause a fire and lots of smoke. take it in, all 03-07 v6s are 100% covered
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thanks so much for the help!! im thinking it's the recall they have....I know that typically with things on this, honda sends out a recall form to get reimbursed. Does anyone know what to do if you dont have this form/sheet/whatever
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thanks so much for the help!! im thinking it's the recall they have....I know that typically with things on this, honda sends out a recall form to get reimbursed. Does anyone know what to do if you dont have this form/sheet/whatever
Honda goes by your VIN, so whomever the VIN is registered to will receive the recall notice.

I didn't bring in my recall letter to the Honda delear. I just told the Service Advisor that I was here for the power steering hose recall.

Be warned, after the dealership "looks over" your vehicle, the Service Advisor may tell you that you car needs additional work.

Be prepared to tell the SA that you have a trusted mechanic who will do the additonal work or prepare to take a hard boning as you will pay a premium price for the addtional work.
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Could be something as simple as a bad radiator cap, or a busted hose. Don't remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. you will die
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Could be something as simple as a bad radiator cap, or a busted hose. Don't remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. you will die



I would bring it to your local mechanic and have him take a look. Don't keep driving it like this, it could be doing further damage.
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I just had the power steering recalled. The only symptom I had was the smoking coming from the rear of the engine. The power steering hose won't cause your car to run hotter or overheat. It sounds to me that you have an issue with your cooling system.
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