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Engine smells now after changing spark plugs on dodge caravan SE 2000, like burning maybe, but does run better now.

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I would guess that your hands were oily or greasy as you handled the plugs, and now the oil and grease that got transferred to the plugs is cooking off of them.

But, as with anything, inspection is the first step to resolution. In a windless area, warm the engine up to the point where it starts to smell, then move around the engine, sniffing, trying to find the locale where the problem arises. (If you do this in a garage to get a windless area, VENT THE EXHAUST OUTDOORS!)

Then look for wisps of spoke, etc. to track down the source.

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I would check to see if anything is up against either of the exhaust manifolds.

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