Hi,\n\nI noticed that immediately after having my flex pipe and gasket\nreplaced on a '97 tiburon (95k miles), there was a strong smokey smell,\nwhich smells like rubber burning. Only light white smoke is visible\nwhen the car is parked. I called the mechanic who did the repair and\nhe told me it's normal-\- the paint and stickers on the pipe melt and\nsmoke off, should wear off in a couple of days... The smoke appears to\nbe coming directly from the location where the new pipe is. Seems\nplausible, but I wanted to get a second opinion from someone who has\nhad a similar experience.\n\nAlso, now I do hear a squeaking sound I haven't heard before. Is it\npossible that they didn't properly retension the alternator belt after\nreplacing the pipe? The sqeaking seems to be present whether or not\ni'm pressing the brake, and does not change pitch / frequency with\nacceleration. Sometimes it squeaks, sometimes not. This seems to be\nconsistent with the alternator belt. I forgot to ask the mechanic\nthis, so i'm throwing it out there also.\n\nThanks for your comments.