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After sitting in traffic or idling, my car has a strong burning odor (strongest in the driver's side area). It really smells like something is burning big time but my diagnostics show everything at a normal temperature. It only stops when the car starts moving again or is shut off. (Smell does linger because it is so strong.) 2000 Lincoln LS ~ 62,000k

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  • ricb_2000 Dec 11, 2008

    I have a similar problem I have a 2002 Pontiac aztec and there is a burning scent coming from the drivers side when Iam idle in traffic or at stops when I stop you can smell it comming from under the car but I do not see any oil spots or not running hot at all

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    i had to fix valve cover gaskets twice.....i had the same problem with my 2000 licnoln ls v8....i could see the smoke coming thru the vents

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    burning odor emenating from engine when 2000 ls idles. It is only noticeable inside the vehicle when the climate control is in operation., Can't see any leakage of antifreeze anywhere.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    My car smells hot but it has a sweet smell. My guage does not show it is over heated.Very strong smell.



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Have someone check the valve cover gaskets....i had the same problem twice my LS V8.....if its a oil leak then most likely its coming from those damn valve cover gaskets

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You may have oil leaking on exhaust.

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