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Did you hear a screeching noise at the time just before you saw smoke?
I believe the A/C compressor has locked up, and smoked the drive belt.
I didn't hear a screech.. the car (under the hood) sounded funny... a knocking noise maybe.. but def. no screeching
A drive belt sounds better than a new compressor!!
I understand, I may just need a belt, but, usually something breaks or locks up, that causes the smoke, and the no air, leads me to believe the compressor belt could be the culprit.
Did you look under the hood to see if you see any belt fragments yet?
Let me know what you see and if the A/C belt is shredded or not. I'll check back shortly, thank you!
can't see any fragments under the hood.. it happened yesterday, I have drove it to a different location since then.. going back to location where it happened in a couple of hours, will see if there are any fragments lying on the pavement.
alright, were you able to look at the drivebelt? Also, did the check engine light come on or any other warnings? Sorry for the delay, Nasty storm here knocked power out yesterday and just got it back now.