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Burning smell when ac is turn on

99 ford exploer When i turn on the a/c i smell somthing burning coming threw the vents when turnd off no smell i turned i back on a gine and the smell whent away but now my heater and ac has no high fan other that that everting works

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  • mgauthier Jul 06, 2008

    I have the same problem in the sense that when I turn on my a/c I notice a burning smell; radiator fluid. I crawled under the car to investigate and found that the overflow tube dumps in undercarriage onto hot metal components, creating radiator fluid steam which I believe is funneled into the car via a/c. Have no idea about solution...Please advise if you figure it out...

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    smelled like wire burning an then heater fan does not work now.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Burning smell from under the truck (smells like rubber) after 20 miles of travel or so.

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Well as for the ford man sorry to here that. I am a holden man myself, but it is most likly that your fan switch is on its way out if you have a test light just pop the switch out and see if you have power to your high setting if not replace your switch. And for mgauthier I would suggest you just reroute your overflow pipe so it overflows onto the ground not onto hot metal parts. But you shouldn't have coolant coming out your overflow all the time. As for burning smell it was probably the switch burning out and failing.

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