Question about 2005 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Burning / smouldering smell inside car whilst driving, smell is much stronger outside the car. have checked water and oil and they are fine.

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    It is getting stronger but no leaks on ground. People can smell it while Driving behind me.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 370 Answers

Well this could be many things so first things first check your tires for any sign of something rubbing on them like at the sidewalls of the tires, than i would take a look at the brakes to make sure one of your pads or shoes didnt let loos from the plate, next i would move the the engine compartment, chck all the fluids not just oil and antifreeze... brake fluid powersteering fluid, also look at your serpentine belt also, take not of the where patterns on the pulleys, then if that all checks out on then run the car for a bit with the hood open and try to narrow down the place that the smelll is the strongest... that is what i would do if in my shop to start.
Dave.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 161 Answers

Did you check for a shorted out wiring

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Burning smell inside car. Not under hood. What could it be?


I had the same problem with my 2005 Honda Accord. I would happen only sometime but is a distant odor I smell from inside the cabin. Older Hondas sometimes have gasket problems that leak small amounts of oil onto the exhaust manifold. Ask the mechanic to go check the valve cover gaskets. They replaced a new gasket to my car at the Honda dealer and I haven't smelled that burning odor since then. Good luck.

Jul 21, 2014 | 2005 Honda Accord

2 Answers

Burning smell


If it smells like burning a burning plastic/ceramic then your brakes are locking up and burning. Next time it does it, see if the smell is coming from the rear tire. if so, its time for a brake job

Nov 11, 2013 | Acura Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why does my car smell like burning rubber under the hood after i drove it for a while?


could be anything from engine oil on the engine block burning as your driving and coming inside through the air flow from the outside vents, you can always click over the button and recirculate the interior air which will close the vents from pulling air from the motor. Might want to take it in and inspect it, if its not burning oil off the engine somewhere the only rubber would be your tires rubbing somewhere on the wheelwell or the frame and possible melting in that manor.

Feb 07, 2013 | 2003 Hyundai Tiburon

1 Answer

There's a Rubber burning smell coming from under


check your alternator,power steering or air conditioning belts, unless you picked up whilst driving from the road any plastic bag onto the exhaust pipe and stuck and melts on it.

Sep 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I drive 3181 N42 02 Reg. I'v been told the car has oil leak, jus yesterday whilst driving I could smell something like burning metal and a particular noise I don't know where it is coming from. Please...


Let an auto tech look at it because one way or the other it's going to end up on some tech's hands. Burning oil smell must be from the valve cover leak and dripping on top of the hot exhaust manifold burning it. The only time I smelled burning metal odor was from a smelting plant. It had an acidic smell that going to put you in tears.

May 18, 2010 | 1999 BMW 318 ti

1 Answer

Burning smell, increase with travel


CHECK AROUND EXHAUST MANIFOLD AROUND THE ENGINE LOOK FOR OIL LEAKS AROUND VALVE COVER GASKET AREA LOOK FOR COOLANT LEAK ON EXHAUST MANIFOLD.CHECK FOR OIL LEAKS ON FRONT SEAL ON CRANKSHAFT TIMING COVER.

Apr 17, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Burning rubber smell from Subaru Legacy


Please have your exaust pipes checked, perhaps a mount is burning. The catalytic converter can make a nasty odor when it is clogged. Check the wear on the serpintine belt.

Sep 18, 2009 | 2001 Subaru Legacy

2 Answers

Gas smell inside pontiac vibe


for more safe u need to take ur car for a delar or garage but it cuold be leak from the fuel tank or maybe from the evap system
thanx for asking us

Mar 15, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Vibe

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Ford Focus Logo

Related Topics:

243 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77194 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5579 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...