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Old 10-09-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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Hot, burning kind of smell

So I'm looking for some help/opinions on what this smell could be before I have to take it to the stealership...

So this is what happens after a drive I park in the garage and i can smell this what I can only describe as a hot burning melting smell. First off I don't think its the clutch because the smell is coming from the right front of the car (the opposite side of where the tranny is). Its possible it could be a dragging brake pad but I don't think it is, smells more rubber like and the car would pull if it had a dragging brake pad. I had a coolant hose that was touching the exhaust header but I resecured that and I still have the smell.
Is it possible the serpentine belt is slipping or a pully ceasing??? Or is it just a hot exhaust/catalytic converter im smelling?

I've been able to smell this for the past couple months but I turned the heater on last week and the smell was being blown into the car. It's not overly strong but its noticable.

Thanks for the help.

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