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Car smells funny?

Have you ever encountered a funny smell in your car?

Several days ago I noticed something like a rotten egg smell in my sister’s car. Turns out that she had a problem with her catalytic converter so we had her vehicle serviced immediately. Here are some information about what gives when you encounter a funny smell in your car:

A rotten egg odor means you have an overly rich fuel mixture. The smell is caused by the catalytic converter being too cold to properly burn off the engine’s rich mixture. If you smell this, you should get your vehicle serviced immediately.

A burnt plastic odor could be caused by overheated wiring. To find out for sure, turn off all the electrical accessories and see if the smell goes away. You can also check by removing every fuse in the vehicle’s fuse box and feeling for evidence of a heat problem in them one at a time. If that doesn’t seem to be the problem, smell each wheel for dragging brakes.

An acid smell emanating from your tailpipe indicates there is a coolant leak in your combustion chamber. If you smell this type of odor, keep watching your coolant levels to prevent a possible fire.

A chemical smell coming from inside or outside your vehicle after you drive it could be caused by coolant leaking from the heater core located inside the vehicle. This could also cause an oily film to appear on the windows inside the car.

A burning leaf odor is the result of leaves getting into your heater duct and then falling against the blower motor resistor. Removing the resistor and getting rid of any leaves there should get rid of the odor.

If your car smells like it’s burning rubber, you may be riding the brakes, or driving with one foot on the brake and one foot on the accelerator. In the long run, this can cause damage to the brakes and the brake lining, which can also wear out the tires. If you smell a sweet, steamy odor after the vehicle is fully warmed up, you may have a leak in the coolant system, which ultimately can cause the engine to overheat. In this case, be sure to take your car to an automotive service center to have the car inspected for engine fluid leaks.

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