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Old 18th March 2005
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I hadn't seen my '93 900 for 2 days while she was at the dealership having a new power steering hose put in; I also didn't see the huge arch in the road on the way home that I hit while pushing it through the intersection to make a green light. I think I may have even gotten some air, because I hit the ground pretty hard. On the highway, I noticed smoke coming out of the back of the car, so I pulled off in a parking lot to check it out, and noticed nothing out of the ordinary. Then, back on the road, it happened again, around 60 MPH, but not when I went slower, and it eventually stopped. Once I was home, the car wasn't smoking, but I could smell smoke as I walked around the car. Basically, I'm wondering if A) did I mess anything up hitting the bump so hard, and what might it be or B) could the smoke just be some residual stuff from fluid that leaked at the dealership?

I washed my car once I got it home, and the exhaust pipes under the car steamed quite a bit with the water, if that means anything...

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I don't know what did it smell like? Did you see leaks? Exhaust pipes tend to be hot particularly after hard driving.
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I don't know what did it smell like? Did you see leaks? Exhaust pipes tend to be hot particularly after hard driving.
Honestly, it smelled a little bit like burning rubber
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Big Bump. Look over the exhaust side reall well. Did the battery come loose and is it hitting the exhaust system. If not the battery then anything else. Smoke will always come from somethimg hot touching something that isn't suposed to be. Get a work light and look it over real well. See if any thing looks out of place.
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brakes got hot?
clutch got hot?
tires got sticky?
pan/trans got hit?
exhaust pipe got hit?

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I'd say that spilt oil from the hose replacement would be a a very likly cause! The manifold will burn anything that's on it. I'd suspect that. If it is, you should have no more smoke once it's all been burned off.

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