White smoke from front hood of car, plz help me:(

Tiny
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95 Austina, 15kmiles approx. After driving 40mins, I heared some strange sound when I stepped the accelerator, kind of like a can rolled on the ground. Then, I noticed some smoke (not too much) comes from front hood of the car (right bottom of front hood) when I stopped the car. There was also a burning rubber smell.

Whats the problem? Is that ok to drive the car to the near car repair shop?
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 7:20 PM

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Tiny
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Take a look around the area that the belt rides. Look for little black particles or a build up of rust colored dust. Makes sure the belt is there. If you see something, post a good pic. I can't advise you on what to do. Towing is the safest way if this problem can't be determined on the net.
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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I am unable to take photos now:( I didnt find little black particles or rust colored dust. Is it a big problem? Only white smoke and burning rubber smell.
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 8:12 PM
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I would love to tell you something of value. I don't know what is happening enough to advise. You can let it idle for a bit and watch the temp gauge to see what is happening. Noise. Smell etc, You can drive it and craoss your fingers or have it towed.
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Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 8:18 PM
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Check your coolant level, sounds like the white smoke may be coolant leaking and getting onto the manifold. Wondering if the waterpump is having some trouble.
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Wednesday, June 13th, 2007 AT 5:37 AM

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