I have a 92 Tercel that just recently, when starting up, it would run rough (sputter) for about a couple of minutes and then eventually smooth out. Even when the engine has smoothed out somewhat, the exhaust smoke comes out the back like I was sending smoke signals. When idoling the smoke is constant, but at a lower level. When the car is put into drive, it stalls. I have to keep the brake and the gas going at the same time when sitting still to keep it from stalling.
Before this happened, I have to refill the coolant once a week. Now it needs to be filled after I go about 15 to 20 miles. The steam leaks out from the front hood cracks.
Recently, the engine would also get hot like it was going to overheat. I fill the coolant and it starts to steam from under the exhaust manifold and slowly drips down the engine block to the ground.
I\'m hoping to at least be able to drive it to my mechanic without it overheating.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.