Noise and/or Smoke From Drive Belt Area on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

The emissions air injection pump can seize, causing a loud squealing noise followed by smoke from the drive belt. If the engine is not turned off, the belt will break, turning on the alternator/battery warning light.

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7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
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Took the mechanic a long time to figure this one out.

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