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Acrid smell from engine compartment, transmission jerky

Acrid smell from engine compartment (3.4L V6). I thought it might be the alternator, upon replacement, smell did not go away. Auto transmission shifts are jerky, Transmission oil is at proper level, 106 K is the mileage.

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  • james Chase Jan 26, 2013

    This wasn't it. It was diagnosed as a cracked head or cylinder. Bad news!!!!!! Should I try Bar's Leak?

  • Vitally Alcher Feb 03, 2013

    try Bar's Leak ,or steel head , if no good replace engine or get newer car.

  • james Chase Feb 03, 2013

    Yep, will do, in either case!

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This sounds like you have a dirty transmission filter . I would change the filter and transmission fluid on it . That should fix the problem but if it does not check the vacuum line to make sure it is on and not leaking.

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Check the fluid level on your clutch slave cylinder. Have someone depress the clutch while visually observing the movement of the levers under the hood. Could also be a bad throwout bearing.

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