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2000 honda odyssey smoke

Smoke comes from either the pulley or ac compressorafter engine is warm and starts to squeel in park and seems to stop when im driving any ideas

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You can take the nut off the end of the compressor and remove the clutch and easily fix this, check first all by removing the serpentine belt, typically is a square hole in the idler bearing (which I suspect is the culprit or the Alternator and not the Compressor but slightly maybe.) so get a ratchet without a socket should fit into the square hole in the idler bearing, this is spring loaded and you push backwards until the belt loosens enough to remove from a top pulley and oh, you gonna get dirty and I had to make my own tool to do this with a steel ruler, a broken ratchet tip welded to the end of the ruler but tools are available if the space is tight as can be in the front part of the engine (passenger side typically). Note the exact position of the belt, take pics of it maybe.,
After belt removed spin pulleys especially the idler and alternator to hear noises and vibration - idler bearings usually can be removed from attached bracket once removed ffrom car typically and the bearing can be found for 25.00 or a used one but who trusts used when costs aren't that bad and a damaged idler or alternator can cost you lots in broken down time, towing and danger if cold and stranded. The bearings in Alternator can be changed and availabe for 5 to 10 each, photos of dissassembly and scratch marks on side of alt joints keeps things simple.
If changing bearings check brushes and chev use to sell nice brushes or rescue from used junk.
One puts a needle or the end of a wire into holes at the end of the brushes to keep the brushes back while you assemble. make sure the wires to brushes dont ground out along the way and nice square ends,dont lose the springs behind the brushes.
clean the armature (or is it stator) where the brushes contact with a file as it spins in a drill or quickly around with some 220 sandpaper and scrape out between the brass sections where the brushes contact the armature.
check that the shaft that goes into the bearing isn't too loose and put touch of locktite on shaft to keep bearing from slipping on shaft once assembled and spinning at high speeds this prevents shaft from getting torn up in a bearing failure.
clean, paint outside and reassemble. dont' put pressure on inside part of bearing only the external edge but shouldn't be issue with this.
Some alternators have to be desoldered to take apart but not typical. Is good to replace the Diode or regulator and clean area so it grounds properly and use dialectric to ground and on connections this prevents arcing and overheating and future problems.
Consider HHO as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Consider Energy Free or Over Unity Generators and Super-Capacitors as an alternative to Batteries and for Electric Cars
instead of lead acid batteries.
Check out the Hidden Secrets of Tesla, Rodin Coil and the Hendershot Generator, as well as magnetic over-unity engines and fuel sources.
Hope this leads you to a resolution and note is only generalized.
Also youtube offers lots of info to many problems and of new Power and power alternatives.
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Disconnect our ac compressor its seize its gonna jamme on you even if you dont put our ac on when you put our defrost on the compressor will activate it gonna overheat the bearing in the compressor and our belt gonna blow. thanks for using fixya pierre

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