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2009 Toyota Corolla Base 4dr Sedan Man (SE)

2009 Toyota Corolla
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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January 5, 2013, 7:53 am

Cassie B

Question: Driving, noticed white smoke from exhaust and something seemed to break/snap. Loud noise. Belt??

I was driving down a highway when I noticed in my mirror more exhaust than normal and white colored. Almost immediately it sounded as if I ran over something ( I didn't ) and it sounded... sort of like the sound of mud flinging on the underside of your car, except it seemed to be at the front right. I pulled over and turned it off for awhile. Started it again and it still made a slight slinging (?) noise. Any ideas what to check for? It's under warrantly but I have my dad looking at it now before getting it towed or risking driving it and damaging anything further...

January 8, 2013, 10:01 pm

Richard W
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White smoke is coolant in the ehaust. You chould have lost the head gasket, The noise chould have beed from the timing chain.

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