My car smokes and kicks up flakes of metal.

Tiny
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  • 1996 INFINITI J30
  • 264,000 MILES

My car smokes and kicks up flakes of metal around the power steering pully what does this mean

Friday, March 15th, 2013 AT 12:37 AM

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Tiny
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If you are seeing smoke and metal, it sounds like a bearing is bad and heating up. I would recommend removing the belt and checking to see if there is excessive play in the PS pump. It doesn't sound safe the way it is.

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Friday, March 15th, 2013 AT 12:39 AM

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