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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-23-03, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Burning smell through heater

Ok, what would cause a burning smell (burning rubber... maybe a burning oil smell) through the heater/vents when it's on fresh? It smells as if the emergency brake is on, but its not that and it's coming through the vents with the heater on. Any ideas?

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well it depends does it happen all he time? you may have something as simple as oil on the exhaust from a recent oil change, also you may have a valve cover leaking or other oil leak...also check all you rubber hoses and make sure none of them are laying on the exhaust....that pops to mind right away....I get small smells like that but usually it's when I find myself behind a car or truck burning oil....also is your clutch doing good? if it's a standard....lol

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Yeah, the clutch seems fine. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. I didn't change the oil recently. The only thing I can thing I did recently was have the car washed. It could be related to the bearing/rubbing noise I suppose.
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It sounds like oil problems or if you slamed on the brakes recently.
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Not brakes, but it could very well be oil. I don't know where irt would be coming form though, and I don't appear to be losing any. Where would oil be leaking that it would come through the heater?
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well the smell would come throught the vents if you have them on fresh air as this comes from the base of the windshield

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How would it come from vents?
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if you notice that the intake for the fresh air vents is at the rear of the engine bay at the base of the windshield...therefore any thing under the hood will come through there also

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Oh, I see?
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