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Friday it sputtered and shut off 2 times the thrid time I started it I gave it some gas and it drove for a few feet then started sputtering and smoking from the right side of the engine. I pulled over turned it off popped the hood the smoke was coming from the bottom corner near where all the pulleys and belts are. No worn belts nothing wrong there but it smells like burning rubber. I started the car it made this whining sound for about a minute then stopped and drove fine. Drives fine now but every few times you start it up it makes that whining sound. Had a friend look at it and he pointed out the melted rubber sprayed all over the engine bay but we can't find where anything came off to melt..... any ideas?

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Have the water pump checked. The bearing maybe seizing up causing the pulley to jam and smoke up the belt. Also as the motor got hot from pump not spinning, may have caused the motor to shut down as an overheating precatuion.

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