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Q: Smell of burning rubber after I changed the belt

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I changed the belt in my truck. Now when driving in the get speeds over 45 mph I smell burning rubber and a small amount of smoke coming from under the hood. It's not running got hot and I have checked all my fluids they are good. Doesn't seem to have any leaks. Left cardboard under it to see.

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