1994 ford escost 1.9L (auto) white smoke and water

ok i have a 1994 escort lx and i am having problems with it smoking(the smoke isnt that bad i have seen worse) and water coming out of the tail pipe.. the smoke is white, the engine runs good and
sounds strong i have driven it and it sounds and runs ok.. i am not a mechanic... so i have no idea how to fix it.... i could really use the help..
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lucky7s wrote:

White smoke indicates moisture in the exhaust gases. (Cold engine/environment or coolant leaking into cylinders) Black Smoke indicates unburnt fuel in exhaust gases. (Mixture too rich or ignition problem). Blue Smoke indicates oil in the exhaust gases. (Worn engine).
Does the engine smoke white when it is at normal temperature, say after 5 minutes running? If so you may have a coolant leak internal to the engine. Check your coolant level and the oil filler cap for any white frothy deposits. If both check out normal, it may just be cool air causing condensation, is it still cold where you live?
If there is low coolant or white froth under oil filler cap then you may be looking at a head gasket issue, get the coolant system pressure tested to confirm or deny a head gasket leak.
If all looks normal, does the engine reach a normal temperature or does the temp guage read cold all the time? If the engine fails to warm up to normal the thermostat may be stuck open. An overcooled engine may produce visible water in the exhaust gases.
JP
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Keep a VERY close eye on your water,
Nick

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