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Burning candle smell

Smells like a candle after you blow it out. Have been smelling for months, but now cabin is getting smoky when defrost fan is on.

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This could be your heater core leaking antifreeze and the smoke may be steam

Posted on Jan 04, 2013

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SOURCE: Strong fuel smell in cabin. 2005 Nissan. 2005

Well first if you smell gasoline don't start the vehicle, check the entire fuel system locate the filter and check for leaking, also this vehicle uses a cabin filter to filter incoming air to the passenger compartment, locate this filter and replace it. there located sometimes behind the glove box door, or under the front cowling under the hood, in that space just under the wipers, If you can't find the solution and the smell persists, you need professional help ( with the car)

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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SOURCE: my nissan sentra has a burning rubber smell when

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wires laying on the exhast

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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SOURCE: gas smell

check for leaks in the fuel line from the gas tank up to the engine bay.the humming sound you hear at the back is your wheel bearing.it needs to be replaced.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a burning smell coming from my sentra,

it is possible that a brake caliper is sticking, causing it not to retract. check it out! you can do it!!!~ good-luck.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Nissan

could have a water leak inside the heater unit ,ask a local mechanic to ahve a smell and see what he says

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

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