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Ok so I'm driving 76 02 with AT and were cruising for about 30 miles. I go down an exit ramp turn right and the car starts squealing like a pig. In a quarter mile I smell something burning. Pop the hood and I see and smell some white smoke, either electrical or real hot rubber. Coming from the fan felt, alternator area. This car also has AC that was not running at the time. As I tried to restart it started once running very rough. Then on second try doesn't start at all. Had the car towed to the garage. What's up with this?

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was smoke rubber smelling or like hot metal or both?

was noise kinda like a rumble then a squeel? did you try to feel the alt to see if it was hot etc?

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in the alternator seized, and the squeel you heard was the belt slipping in the alt. pulley. The drag from the seized alt. could then have caused the rough and then non-existent engine function. Just a guess.

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if the clutch seizes, the belt jams and could cause the symptoms you described. The load on the engine trying to turn a belt over a seized pulley would be considerable. Would also check water pump and alt bearings too--and the A/C idler pulley bearing too. They are very small, can't be lubed and run all the time.

Cheers

Mike

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