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Full Version: 2003 Ford Mustang; engine smoking please help!!
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I was driving earlier and smelled a burning smell so I pulled over and popped my hood and on the left side of the engine by the intake filter where the belt is, the first part where the belt is on that's closest to the intake filter was smoking from the back of the belt. It wasn't a lot but it was enough for you to smell & see. I waited a few mins and the smoking had stopped. Then I waited about 10 mins before I started my car again & nothing happened. So what could be causing my car to do this & what do I need to do??
Just an educated guess, but one of the idler pullies has a bad bearing and got stuck so the belt was sliding rather than spinning the pulley. You'd have to remove the belt and try each pulley by hand to locate the issue for replacement of the worn part. (and the belt) If you don't you are very likely to have the belt fail and leave you on the side of the road.

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