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2003 kia with 69,000 miles

My engine light is blinking, car barely driving, smell of burning rubber. Is the problem with one of my belts do you think?

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    i replaced that belt and all is great now. don't go cheap (get it at napa should cost aroung 20-30 bucks) auto zone has for like 7 bucks but it stretched about two weeks later and i was in the same situation.

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Try ur altornator belt

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