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When I lay down it smells like something is burning but I don't smell it when I'm standing or sitting what does that mean?


does this only happen at home? If it does then get down to the level where you lay your head and look around the area or the room and find something that may have been burnt before or may have a burnt smell in the wood like a nightstand or dresser or the room you're sleeping in might have had a fire one time or something on a low level and when you stand up you don't smell it cuz its not at that level. oh also if you're laying in the proximity of your kitchen stove there's a good chance that something burnt inside there one time and you might be smelling that.

Oct 10, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Feels hesitant like the parking brake is partially on and is running warmer than usual and smells warm


I think I just answered your question posed a different way. This post is worded a little different though. It makes me wonder. Do you mean when you have the vehicle running and you press the gas it doesn't move for a bit then does? To be more sure of the answer I gave you before I suggest you pull the dipsticks for your fluids again and smell them. If any of them smell burnt post back again with which one or ones. If my first diagnosis is right your transmission fluid will either smell burnt look burnt or both. By looking burnt I mean it will be a dark and brownish kind of red instead of a more translucent bright and vibrant red. The smell well it smells bad and kinda burnt. If you have any new fluid you would definitely be able to tell the difference. For the engine oil, it can also be burnt and again you would tell the difference by the smell but it is harder to tell by the look. It would be jet black and you might even see bits of metal if you clean it off the dipstick with your fingers then rub them together like you were signing money, money, money (which is what either the engine or the transmission is going to cost). Again if you speak of it only doing this when everything is warm it implies the transmission. Hope these answers help and I hope your day gets better! Still willing to answer if this doesn't help and you have more questions and answers.

Mar 25, 2014 | 1993 Honda Accord

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Climate control not lid up


The A/C control head is known to go bad on those vehicles and cause those problems. The panel that it is mounted to is easy to pop off, then the a/c controls screw to the back side of the panel.

Jan 11, 2014 | 2010 Dodge Avenger

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2006 hhr transmission slipping


check ur trans fluid to make sure it is full if low add fluid -look and smell the fluid should be dark burgundy not brownish and should smell like oil not a burnt smell u did not say how many miles or if the filter has ever been changed if it smells burnt or is brownish change filter also if high mileage change also

Dec 03, 2012 | 2006 Chevrolet HHR

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Transmission is shifting hard in first and 2nd


This part of the transmission gear work the hardest because it the first move to an accelerated gear change. I hope the problem is not too far gone. Check the level of the transmission fluid, not just that, check the color n smell. If it smells burnt u have burnt clutches. If however its more brownish than the original color n no burnt smell. Just drain n replace oil then see if it improves. If it doesn't improve, run a scan on it, it may also be the shift solenoids acting up. Worst case scenario is burnt clutches. I hope it doesn't get to that.

Oct 07, 2011 | 2002 Lincoln LS

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The transmission fluids smelled burnt and look very brown and thick


You can try and have the fluid and filter changed, but if the smell and discolor comes back, it's time to have the tranny rebuilt or replaced.

Aug 13, 2010 | 1994 Honda Accord

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Will a failing power steering pump smell like burnt rubber ? One line seems to be leaking but the smell seems wrong.


If the pump is starting to seize up, the belt maybe slipping on the pump pulley, causing the burnt rubber smell.

May 13, 2010 | 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis

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No heat after burnt smell


Either your Fan motor is faulty or the fan control resister assembly is burnt out, either of those will cause the smell.

Dec 28, 2009 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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Burnt plastic smell that burns your nose


sounds like it could be electrical then... have you done any changes to the electrical at all? rewiring, changing headlights, etc? I had a similar smell when I changed my headlights... new headlights were defective and were melting the housing and harness...

Aug 11, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Camaro

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Need to flush the heatercore


your heater core has gone out, thats why there is no heat and thats from leakage of antifreeze. Usually when you can smell burnt antifreeze it usually points to a blown head gasket or cracked head, smell your exhaust and if you smell antifreeze theres your culprit

Dec 06, 2008 | 2002 Kia Sedona

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