Question about Honda Cars & Trucks
My 2004 Honda Civic was acting up the past few days and wouldnt start. today it started after having trouble turning over and shutting off. I've only had it for 3 months and have been checking the fluids and everything. I inspected the engine after I got it to start to notice a weird rubber burning smell/oil burning smell and I noticed a little bit of white smoke coming from the front of the engine. Any ideas on what this could be?
A leak of some fluid, probably oil, dripping onto the exhaust. This smells terrible, and it only needs a drop or two.
Posted on Jan 22, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If its in the engine compartment there is an antifreeze leak..If it inside the car like like near to the windshield, you have a bad heater core. Good Luck contact me if you need more help.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
U HAVE A HEATER CORE LEAK, DOES THE SMOKE SMELL SICKY SWEET? AS FAR AS THE CEL GOES HAVE THE SYSTEM TESTED FOR FREE BY ANY KRAGEN AUTO OR AUTOZONE, JUST ASK FOR A OBD 2 TROUBLE CODE TEST, THEN POST THE CODE BACK HERE FOR US TO LOOK AT AND TRY AND DEVELOPE A FIX STRATEGY.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
SOURCE: Rubber smell and slight smoke
a rubber smell?? the best thing you can do is diagnose it properly by blocking it up high enough of the ground and let it smoke then slide yourself under there and see where it originates ... check for witness drip marks on the exhaust first??
Posted on Dec 04, 2009
SOURCE: White smoke and the smell
You have stated two problems. Coming to second first. Smell of burning rubber. in the car rubber is only at two places where it can burn, The tyres, unlikely as you have not commented upon your driving habits. Some people like to rev the engine so much before take off that the tyres go burning for the first few hundred meters. And then there is rubber on the wires and cables. You have to check the wires for any heat while the engine is running.
Coming to the first now. White smoke is generally of unburnt fiel and not oil. Oil alwayd give black smoke and that is the indication you get when the exhaust is giving black smoke. That means that the engine is consuming oil. if it is white then that indicates that the engine is cold and burning more gas/diesel. Is your a diesel vehicle?? But as you say it from under the hood. And that too behind the engine block. May be that the gasket is leaking from somewhere. If you could check the engine oil level for a few days early in the morning before starting the engine. If the level drops and the exhaust tail pipe does not blacken your finger when you rub it in it would mean that the oil is being burnt. Now what I suggest is that with the engine running and hand brakes on, go under the car with hood open and try to locate the source of the smoke. I am sure you would be able to locate it.
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Posted on Dec 23, 2009
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