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"SKUNKY" SMELL COMING FROM VEHICLE

I know this is weird- but i have noticed a skunk like smell coming from the front passenger side of my van. it seems to get stronger when i first start the vehicle and then better after it has ran a while. Although, i do smell it faintly when i come around that side of the vehicle. i think the smell is coming at least partly from the vents or maybe the area right above the tire. hope this isnt too confusing. the odor is driving me crazy! any help is appreciated! i dont recall running over any skunks. is there any type of engine problem that could give off an odor like this? thanks again- cheryl

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  • purplewish5 Oct 09, 2008

    gross as it is- id rather it be rodents:) .i didnt really smell it today- so maybe the problem is solved? thanks for your input.

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Your catalytic converter could be your problem. Or you have a family of dead rodents in your engine.

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