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Burning odor then whirring sound all within one weeks time

A week ago a burning odor came from through the vents from the engine. I thought maybe some ice or washer fluid spilled onto the hot engine. I drove it today and got a loud whirring sound and steering felt very slightly strange. Belts?

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  • psarno95100 Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks Shifterhead,

    It turned out that the hose from the drive-shaft was leaking and spilling onto the exhaust pipe.

  • amandahoard3 Feb 15, 2009

    i have the same thing going on with my explorer-but all the shops i go to havent diagnosed it-are you local where can you suggest i go? im in the austin area-thanks for your time



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Could be belts or some fluid on the engine( power steering fluid) if your steering feels strange.

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