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2000 Ford Taurus LX 4dr Sedan

2000 Ford Taurus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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January 19, 2013, 11:44 am

Christina T
 

Question: can not getting the oil changed cause smoke from the exhaust and smell of burning?

i bought my car about 6 months ago and i never got the oil changed. I recently started having problems with my car. There is alot of smoke coming from the exhaust and it smells like something is burning. Could this be from not changing the oil?


January 24, 2013, 12:36 pm

Elizabeth K
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No, the problem you're describing is probably something else. Is the smoke coming out the tailpipe, and what color is it? If it's coming from under the hood, get it inspected right away, especially if it smells like something could be catching on fire.


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