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 Post subject: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:29 pm 
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so im getting a bit of a burnt rubber smell first picked up on it one night when i got home and dad asked me if i had been out cuttin up

as far as i can gather its not the tyres im not losing traction or anything.

so i think it may be my brakes? its usually after a bit of hard braking


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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:40 pm 
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Have you checked the inside of your tyres to see if something is rubbing?
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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:53 pm 
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If it's just a "hot" smell, it could be a seized brake caliper. In that case, you should hear a tick, tick, tick sound from one caliper as it cools. Spraying it with water will tell you quickly too :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:58 pm 
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thanks guys will check both of those out

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:00 pm 
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yea i useually have this burt rubber smell comming from the back of my car.
useually coupled with smoke signals and some more rubber in the guards :lol: :D .

but i just cant figure it out... :P :) :) .

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:43 pm 
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lol i have a feeling yours is driver inflicted :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:33 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Mate, check your belts and pulleys. I had the same thing and could not work it out until one afternoon travelling down the highway I looked into the rear mirror and saw smoke. Pulled over and found that the idler tensioner pulley had seized and screwed the belt. With the crappy standard cluster that was in the car, did not see any alternator light come on. Spoke to a few guys who have since had the same problem. You don't know it is getting worn until it seizes. Loosen the belt and turn the pulleys by hand and see if they are free running. Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:46 pm 
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thanks heaps guys

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:37 pm 
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So I'm quessing that the idler pulley was the problem??
There's 2 idler pulleys. Which one was it? The top 1 or tensioner 1?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Burnt rubber smell
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:59 pm 
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It gets replaced with the underdrive kit anyway if it's the one next to the tensioner!!

 

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