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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-07-2010, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Burning Smell Coming from One Wheelwell

Hey, I've been noticing a burning smell coming from the right driver's side wheelwell after I drive for a while. Now I know there will be a smell after a car gets hot, however there is much more heat coming from this wheelwell than the other 3.
Any idea? The car was just in th shop for a rotation, balance, and brake check but I forgot to mention this to them. I would think something would have showed if it were an issue?
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What does it smell like...




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Are you lowered or have bigger wheels? I would also check under the wheel well for a dead animal that got stuck in there. Happens often.

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hm, i would say its the clutch lol, but its auto and idk what it smells like lol



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my only guess is your wheels are "burning" a hole on the wheelwells from rubbing?
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It smells pretty much like a normal burning smell, like from friction. The odd thing is that it smells just at that one area and I feel a lot of heat from it.
Its not a dead animal smell.
The car isn't lowered and has 16 inch wheels.
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brakes? Maybe a caliper is hanging up




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hmm maybe your cv axels are bad?
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