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Old 04-01-2005, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When I have been driving my car recently I have been smelling a weird smell, but I don't think it's my brakes, could it be a worn belt or something?
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you should try and tell us what the smell kinda smells like...if its a burnt rubber smell maybe its a belt but if its a wierd smell thats almost like cabbage or brussel sprouts...kinda like a really bad fart its prolly ur clutch. accelerating fast and popping it dont that. idk if u have a standard but if u do thats my guess.
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or if its a really bad fart, you know, like the silent but deadly ones, then it might be the cat on its way out.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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remove that old crusty burger from underneath your seat... or finally dump the dead woman's body in the trunk :P
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ok since we are doing fart jokes...

I had a smell in my car until i asked my girl tracy to get out...


Nah, but i wanna know what kinda smell it is, the other morning one of my coolant hoses
came loose, so my car filled with a fog from the air vents... didn't smell good...
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stop eating mexican food...........hahahhaha

u might have a small oil leak that is drippin onto something that is hot.....we need to kno what it smells like to help ya
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well there is no burgers in car. It smells kind of like brakes but not brakes, and not cabbage or brussel sprouts lol. If a girl stunk up my car she would be in the trunk with the other dead woman.

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well there is no burgers in car. It smells kind of like brakes but not brakes, and not cabbage or brussel sprouts lol. If a girl stunk up my car she would be in the trunk with the other dead woman.

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i'm guessing the odor smells something like crayons. i have a similar problem..appears to be coming from the trunk, but can't figure out exactly WHAT OR WHERE. if moonroof is open, it wafts in through there while driving, and my son just started smelling it in his car also. Dealership can't figure it out either.
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In one of my other cars two problems caused some foul smells 02 sensor went bad as well as the cat. converter.

Check your 02 sensors.
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In one of my other cars two problems caused some foul smells 02 sensor went bad as well as the cat. converter.

Check your 02 sensors.
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would the obc tell you if your o2 sensors went bad? or can you only tell that by hooking it up to a computer and testing it to find the error codes?
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In one of my other cars two problems caused some foul smells 02 sensor went bad as well as the cat. converter.

Check your 02 sensors.
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would the obc tell you if your o2 sensors went bad? or can you only tell that by hooking it up to a computer and testing it to find the error codes?
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No idea man!
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i guess i will just have to find someone with a fault reader and test my car, or do the dealerships usually charge to do this?

the fault readers in bavauto are really expensive but probably worth it if you really like to checkup on and keep up your car.
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