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Old July 1st, 2007, 11:22
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burning smell

When I have the front windows down or the sunroof open I get a rubber burning smell. There isnt any smoke. Any ideas?
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Old July 1st, 2007, 12:02
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Re: burning smell

are you smoking tire? cause that will do it.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 12:42
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Re: burning smell

Only when you're moving? What about when idling in park? Are you lifted? Got oversized tires?
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Old July 1st, 2007, 12:58
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Re: burning smell

Its when Im moving and its completly stock. 4.0 auto 210,000 miles.
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Old July 1st, 2007, 13:04
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Re: burning smell

Check the inner sidewalls of your tires, make sure nothing is rubbing against them. Look underneath as well. See if anything is rubbing on your drive shafts.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 18:43
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Re: burning smell

I checked and I cant see anything rubbing. Last night I went to the store and when I came out it was the worst its ever been.
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 19:30
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Re: burning smell

The next time you smell this stop and raise the back seat up and feel the passenger side carpet above the muffler and see if it is hot and melting from the exhaust. My 96 does this and it smells like burnt marshmallows to me. I also have a hole there from a stray drive shaft and some trail carnage(pre SYE days)
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Old July 2nd, 2007, 20:26
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Re: burning smell

check the exaust you could have had a plastic bag blow under the truck while at a light or something and it stuck to the exaust and burns away slowly had t happen to me drove me crazy and its hard to clean off but youd be amazed how long it takes to burn off completely although it wasnt a rubber smell more like the smell when you blow out a candle check your belts too perhaps ones slipping
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 08:53
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Re: burning smell

It's not a rubber smell but check your brakes... they may be sticking a bit.
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Old July 3rd, 2007, 09:00
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Re: burning smell

Rear main leaking on your exhaust I bet. Mine was the same way. MAN it was bad.
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Old July 4th, 2007, 04:41
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Re: burning smell

belt?
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Old July 4th, 2007, 17:21
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Re: burning smell

Check the AC compressor. The bearings burnt up on mine, it spilled its guts and then it stunk to high heaven...

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Old July 15th, 2007, 16:37
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Re: burning smell

Today I left the Jeep running with the windows up for about 10 minutes. When I went out to it it was filled with smoke and that burning smell. I checked my exhaust and my carpet I cant find anything that is burning. Its also not a oil burning smell.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 18:12
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Re: burning smell

do you have anti-freeze/coolant leaking inside from the heater core?
this would be sweet smelling steam though.
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Old July 15th, 2007, 18:16
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Its like a rubber/ plastic smell.
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