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Front End has a burning smell.

I took the car to the dealership and they fixed the cooling system but i still have a burning smell. The coolant was the actual cause of the smell but when i run the car hard like 90 for like 30 min it has this burning smell is this a big problem?

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Any type of burning smell can be a cause for concern. This could be a number of thing. Did they do an oil change when they had the car? It could be a leaking filter. I would not be shy about returning to the place where it was repaired and have it double checked. Don't forget you paid for this work and deserve to have it fixed properly. I hope this helps

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When a coolant is heated, it usually gives off a smell of a burning wire or a hot rod, but this will depend on what coolant you are using. It is either the coolant dripping to a hot part of the engine or the old replaced coolant still has some left on a hot part of the engine. some says evaporated coolants are dangerous, but that will, like what i said, depend on what coolant you are using. you may wan to consult the dealership that serviced your car and have it cleaned / checked.

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