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Old 12-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Burning smell?

Hey guys I have a 98 v6 manual and I was on my dirt road and decided to get a little rough, through my car down to first and kept it around 3k ,4k rpm sliding down my short road then when I parked it I smelled something burning then today when I took off from a stop sign and took off fast then a little down the road smelled it again...what could this be?
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Re: Burning smell?

The clutch.
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It smelled like it came from the engine.. And if it is the clutch do I need to replace it
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Re: Burning smell?

Not necessarily. Riding the clutch thru high RPMs will burn it up over time, not in one or two shots. If you've ever done any heavy racing, you tend to get that smell. Higher HP cars go thru clutches like tic-tac's...

If it becomes more regular & constant even under normal driving, then yes it's time for replacement. You can also tell by how soft the petal has become. If it feels very spongey & you have to ride the pudal more than usual, then yes, it's time to be replaced.
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I have a 2010 Mustang Gt Auto with JLT CAI/Tune. I decided to go all the way to 140mph & accomplished it. Once I slowed down I started to smell like something was burning. I'm still wondering?
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