2002 Dodge Ram 1500 - Engine shake after coming out of reverse?

Asked by Jul 20, 2017 at 12:24 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck drives fine after a few repairs, I had to get the IAC motor, water
pump, thermostat, and a freeze plug replaced. This stopped my truck from
idling and from losing coolant, but now I have an issue that occurs randomly.

Sometimes once I turn the truck off it will not start back. To be more specific,
this only happens after I've put the truck in reverse... Usually the only time
I'm putting the truck in reverse is to park and turn the truck off so I don't
notice the next part I'm going to tell you.

When I reverse into a spot, leave the truck running, and then drive the truck
out of my parking spot the whole truck feels sluggish as if I'm towing a big
load. My engine will begin shaking after a couple of minutes and the smell of
smoke will arise shortly followed by faint white smoke. This faint/thin white
smoke comes from behind the battery and deep down - possibly the bottom
of the engine. What could be happening?

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