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Have a 2003 Cadillac CTS that I first smelled a rubber burning smell come out of a/c vent while sitting at the light only. Then today went to go home and heard all familiar noises when you start a car but went to put in reverse and found out it was totally dead. Windows still went up and down sounds continued but had to call a tow truck to get home. This car is new to me so I am completely in the dark. Could these incidents be related or did I just buy a lemon? HELP

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Hello, I dont know if I can help you or not but this is what was going on with my car: It had the same smell coming out after the car was warm enough. It smelled like rubber burning. I took it to the GM Goodwrench and they thought it was just a loose nut that caused an oil leak. So they fixed that but it still had that smell. We discovered it was our power steering fluid leaking onto the engine. Now maybe your smell is from leaking transmittion fluid and the car's security systems are a pain in the ****. They will lock the car from starting if it thinks you hurt the car. I dont know if this helped but I hope it did.

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