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09-09-2012 11:31 AM
PWGuy Pretty sure my issue is a stuck caliper - replacing this week, will post later in the week the results.
09-08-2012 06:34 PM
R0ckstar023 I think I have the exact same problem on my '03 svt. After I park I almost always notice a slight burning smell and if this is the same issue does yours smell more like a fluid burning? I had a pretty bad power steering leak that I had to fix, but after I got the hose replaced I was still noticing a slight burning smell. I thought it might've been some remaining fluid burning off that leaked on the engine, but still months after I fixed it there is still the same burning smell when I park. After that I thought it might just be my hypersensitive nose at work but after seeing this post I'm thinking it might be something to do with the coolant.
08-31-2012 06:13 PM
PWGuy Just curious what this issue ended up being?
10-16-2011 02:26 PM
dirtbrown pop the cover off your timing belt to make sure its not rubbing against that plastic piece or something....probally unlikely but just a guess...also make sure you dont have any coolant running down your tranny causing that burning smell
10-16-2011 02:16 PM
vaboom123 I'd probably pop the belt off and make sure all everything is free (tensioner, idler, and accessories). I'd hate to have something seize up completely when going down the road.

Also, it's nice to have a temp gun for looking at a possible hanging caliper. Just shoot each one and see what the temp differences are. Then you don't have to touch anything, and you get a quick reading. A cheap harbor freight one would do the job.

Also, has the timing belt been serviced? I'd also take a peek in there and make sure everything is kosher.
10-16-2011 02:13 PM
vaboom123 I'd probably pop the belt off and make sure all everything is free (tensioner, idler, and accessories). I'd hate to have something seize up completely when going down the road.

Also, it's nice to have a temp gun for looking at a possible hanging caliper. Just shoot each one and see what the temp differences are. Then you don't have to touch anything, and you get a quick reading. A cheap harbor freight one would do the job.

Also, has the timing belt been serviced? I'd also take a peek in there and make sure everything is kosher.
10-15-2011 11:18 AM
dtecPwr I can smell it after the car is warmed up and driven a little bit. You can smell it when the car is sitting still wheter at a stop light or in the garage, that is the only time it is noticable.
I popped the hood today and it is definetly coming from the right side of the engine by the belts and coolant reservoir.

If I can make it into November I will be happy because I plan on replacing a lot of parts over the winter.
10-15-2011 02:11 AM
djo90 when does it happen? all the time? all speeds? or highway?
10-14-2011 01:20 PM
dtecPwr I will check the belts again, and look into it possibly being the brakes. The work history from the previous owner shows new rotors and pads were installed not to long before I bought it. The next work history states the vehicle was brought back for dragging brake and it says the greased the caliper slide to fix it.....hmm
10-13-2011 01:52 PM
Chas probably break issue, ive had that happen without any symptoms other than the smell
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