Questions tagged [smell]

Use for questions where smell is a defining feature – e.g., in cases where a distinctive smell helps to diagnose a problem, or where you want to ask about a smell as the primary issue.

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Mercedes veto Exhaust

Just got a new exhaust fitted, the part that goes from the front wheel area all the way to the back. And NOW there is a smell of exhaust fumes in the veacle, that seams to be coming from the vents. ...
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Why is it that my car smells like it's overheating but my temperature gauge says that it's not?

I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima with a hundred and sixty-eight thousand miles on it. The water pump works fine but for some reason everytime I get out of my car it smells like it's overheating and yet my ...
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2010 Volvo S80 - Cabin HVAC system schematics

Something in my sedan's cabin air system smells bad (organic bad, not mechanical bad), even after changing the cabin air filter. I have a bore scope, vacuum, compressor, and hoses sufficient that I ...
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Car wont go past 20mph before stalling out- 2003 lexus es300

timeline of issue: -battery light comes on -AutoZone employee says to replace the alternator -car won't start at night, so I get a friend to jump start it -while driving home the car starts to die....
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98 Mustang Randomly loses power w/ gas smell

So when I'm driving around, and specifically when it's humid as I've noticed, my car will randomly lose power and when at a constant speed, start lurching back and forth. Every time this happens, all ...
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Awful smell when reversing AND fully cranking the wheel

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 ...
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Nasty smell in Subaru Outback

The car is a 2006 Subaru Outback with 82,000 miles. At low speeds we sometimes get a strong smell like natural gas in the cabin. Took it to the dealer twice, but it behaved -- no smell. The car has ...
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2011 Subaru Impreza (Automatic) Slipping when shifting uphill

My car has been having a hard time shifting when I accelerate a lot, mainly when I am driving uphill. It seems like it is slipping. There is also a burning smell from time to time I notice when I have ...
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Mercedes 2003 unpredictably shudders and acts like it's going to stall at a stop light, then hesitant to accelerate

My 2003 Mercedes has acted like it's going to stall at stop lights occasionally for the last few months-shudders at stop signs, then recovers. Today I rev'd it in neutral out of fear it would stall. ...
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how will I know if seat cushion has absorbed to the poinr that it needs replacing or not?

If car leaks caused water to go through the fabric and into the cushion of a seat, then you try to squish it out of the sponge and the surface feels dry, but the inside may/may not have water in it, ...
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2000 Suburban brake “Imbalance” issue

My son-in-law has a 2000 Suburban. We replaced all 4 rotors and pads as well as the left rear caliper. The caliper was replaced because upon completion of the initial brake job during the test drive ...
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Burning Rubber Smell

I have a 2015 Chevy Trax. Recently I have noticed that when the car is idling it smells like burning rubber and will only happen after about 10 mins of driving. Living in northern Ontario I warm my ...