I drive a used 2004 Subaru Forester (owned for 2.5 years now). The clutch went out last summer so that's been replaced. I've experienced the aforementioned issue only a few times when both the reverse gear and cranking the wheel hard are engaged. No issues with just reverse and no issues with just fully cranking the wheel-- only when both are happening simultaneously. After a minute or two, the smell dissipates. I'm sorry, but I can't identify what kind of smell (rubber, oil, rotten egg, etc.).

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Is there any strange noise associated with the smell? Is there any screeching or whining from the engine bay? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Feb 10 '19 at 20:55
  • Manual transmission or automatic? – L.B. Feb 11 '19 at 16:31
  • Manual. 5 speed. – Becky Feb 11 '19 at 18:56

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