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Weird rubber burning smell

I just recently had the fuel pressure regulator replaced 3 days ago at the dealer, well on my way home from work today I could smell a rubber burning type smell. Any ideas if it one of my belts going and to get the this regulator, do they have to move and detach any of my belts to get to it as I am unsure where it is located in the engine. I am scared to death to drive it in fear it is the timing belt because I am aware of what happens to those if they break on you. Your car is gone.

Any ideas of what it is and do you think it is safe to drive it to the dealer? Thanks.

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  • tambam67 Jan 09, 2009

    I truly hope that is all it is and not one of my belts getting ready to go. Do your belts give off any kind of odor like that when adjusted wrong or going bad? These newer cars nowadays are joke to try and figure out. The dealer told me to drop it by tomorrow and they would check it out free of charge.

    I only have 48, 538 miles on the vehicle so I really dont think its a belt(s) yet but I know they are due to be replaced here shortly. Thanks for your help. :-)



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The burning smell will be the new gasket for the regulator it is perfectly normal for this to be occuring

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