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Please give the report of 5 alarming smell from car.

Published On : Jul 16, 2016 Joydeep Chatterjee
Category : Car alarms
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Any strange smell coming from your vehicle should be looked into for additional signs of a problem. Whenever you are unsure of the problem, it is always a good idea to have it looked at by one of the professionals.

If the car is park indoors or in the heat, you may end up smelling gasoline. There could be a leak in the vent hose or fuel injection line.

Hot or burning oil has its own distinct smell and should be investigated. Check under the car for stains and under the hood for leaks. An oil leak should be taken care of immediately. Sometimes burning oil may also result in smoking along with the smell. There is a chance you may smell this after an oil change if any oil is spilled when refilling.

When the brake pads become overheated, they smell similar to burnt carpet. If you have just had to stop quickly for traffic or to avoid something in the road, this should not be too alarming. If the smell continues, you should get a mechanic to look at your brake pads and possibly replace them. This same smell can also be produced from a slipping clutch on a manual transmission vehicle.

A radiator leak can smell sweet, like maple syrup. Animals are often attracted to coolant, also known as antifreeze, because of its sweet taste and smell. have coolant leaks addressed immediately to prevent engine damage and before your pets accidentally ingesting this toxic substance.

Mold and mildew growing inside the air conditioner evaporator can come through the vents and cause your vehicle to smell like a dirty locker room. Running the vents without the AC on will help dry out the system and bring the smell back to normal.

A sulfur smell along with oil stains beneath the car point to a leak in the transfer case or differential housing. An oil leak of any kind can result in a serious problem, and should be seen by a mechanic as soon as possible.

When something is wrong with a catalytic converter it smells like rotten eggs. Often these are covered under a warranty, so check if you are eligible when getting it replaced or we can check that for you.

If you drive a car with a manual transmission and smell burning newspaper or the smell similar to hot brakes, it may mean that your clutch is going bad.

CarDekho on Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:56:38 PM
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