Chuck Mabry (McKinney, Texas) - 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis
Chuck was driving with his AC on, when he heard a noise from the engine. He opened the hood and saw smoke, and the AC belt was hot. So, he cut the belt. The noise went away, but this belt also drives a pump to the exhaust manifold. Has he damaged anything by driving this way? Tom and Ray say no, he hasn’t, but it’s illegal for him to drive like this, because of the catalytic converter, so he needs to get it fixed. It needs a new AC compressor, which he can find at a junkyard most likely.