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Old 03-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I noticed some white smoke coming from above the left front tire.
What could this be?
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: white smoke coming from left front tire?

Brakes or oil burning off somewhere, it’s probably coming from the engine bay but making its way out the wheel well.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I noticed some white smoke coming from above the left front tire.
What could this be?
Did you drive through a puddle with hot brakes?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: white smoke coming from left front tire?

any of a number of things...

oil burnt off leaking in that area
brakes leaking & burning fluid
tire rubbing on something
hot brakes that got wet
etc, etc, etc
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In addition to what others have said, check your fluid levels. The water pump is over in that area. Not something you want to overlook.
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White smoke is what brake fluid does when its burning / boiling. I would check your caliper's and lines ASAP. 3000GT's and Stealth's are known for an issue with brake lines and leaky calipers.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you are going to blow up, it's only a matter of time

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sounds like some oil burning off, maybe you dripped some while changing it
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Its been happening for awhile. Ill check all the fluids and brake lines. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Its more then likely your brakes. Wheather its good or bad, idk. If you just drove thru a puddle i'd say you're fine but if its been happening for awhile i'd say your brakes are dragging or hung up a bit. A lot of times if you dont lubricate the metal clips that actually hold the brake pads in place, they can rust out and make it difficult for the pad to retract off the rotor.
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