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burning smell

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 99YOTA412, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    i started to notice a burning smell coming from my truck the other day after driving it. the smell came from the front driver side fender well. it stopped smelling but now my truck feels like its lagging when im going through the gears. any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    Something going bad will always give a tell tale sign. So definitely look for any type of oil or coolant leak onto something hot, or a wire loom that looks like heat is getting it, or it could simply have been someone elses car.....or a brain tumor. Just a joke on the last one but I had to toss it in. Good luck to your truck and your health. :)
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM
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    As mentioned, just check everything closely. Usually, once you know the different smells, it can help you in troubleshooting. Burning oil smells different, as coolant, and electrical, etc.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    sorry to hear this man.. i had a smell related panic attack about two weeks ago myself lol.

    i had installed the snorkel the night before and i went to a wawa it's like 7eleven kinda. and this chick had parked next to me in a maxima i went in got my smokes came out and i noticed this awful smell originating from around my truck so i'm laying on the ground and looking all around like an asshole when the girl comes back out notices here rear brakes are smoking like a chimney and ready to erupt into flames.

    lol i was like oh thank god i thought it was my truck it just your brakes alright gotta go:rofl:
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    thanks everyone but i think it is the drive shaft grease on my cat and making the burn smell. its not leaking anything and doesnt smell electrical so its either that or my brake pads rubbing on the rotor
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    cool i'm glad to hear it's nothing more complicated than that. brakes and clutches have a very distinctive smell about them when they start over heating you would probably be able to tell the difference i would imagine if it was your brakes.
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    yeah its like a strong burning smell but not rubber or oil or anything its different
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    it very well may be your brakes.. this worked in one of my other cars when my rear brakes where trying to grab all the time in your driveway get going about 5 mph the with your finger depressing the e brake button pull the ebrake on and off a few times until you stop some times with age they can become lodged into place if thats what you would call it.

    or it may be out of adjustment which is another easy fix the write up for it is on here some where..
     
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