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Car has a clicking/humming when running and burning smell

I think its a belt or something but the oil has been changed the fluids have been changed mechanics say thats all cool but when i run the car-ford explorer xlt 05 it gets a burning chemical smell i just had the brakes changed so im totally confused and getting ripped off cause nobody at these service places are telling me anything-please help me!

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