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I recently had my 2005 Chev Aveo LS have ther thermostat housing blow up and replaced at the Chev Dealership. At the time I smelt rubber burning but figured the thermostate housing replacing would solve??? I've had the car back in 2 times to locate the rubber smell inside and outside the after driving locally and dealership said it was a lose clamp on thermostat and tightened it???? I STILL smell rubber smell inside and outside of car especially when using the A/C? The thermostate gauge stays in the middle at normal, I am so disgusted in this runaround from dealership??? What is causing this rubber burning smell, I don't see any leakage??? I'm a career gal and bought my car new now has 63K miles and I've kept excellent maintenance. Help, before I take back to dealership again for rubber burning smell, I would like to sound like I know where to tell them to look?????? Thanks Marlena

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make sure that they check all of rubber materials that could be burning which is a number of things, The ac belt could be slipping and getting hot, other hoses could be burning on the exhaust, sound insulation or under coating on the bottom of the car. they need to do just a good thourough inspection, even raise the car up on the lift to make sure nothing is bent, broke,rubbing or missing. The loose hose clamp is not going to smell like burnt rubber, maybe antifreeze but not rubber simply tell them you would like these things checked out they should do that for you
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