there are different kinds of burning smells. Clutch burning smells different than a functioning cat, which smells different than dying brakes. The only way to tell is to describe the smell in greater detail.
Since the smell is only when you reverse and probably not very strong of an odor and not burning when driving you still got a some time to replace it. Mine just recently started to fry too, its got 77K miles on it now and bought it with 70K miles, so I guess its somewhere between 50K-80K miles depending on driving. You might as well get a new lightened flywheel while your at it too if you got the dough.
when was the last time you had an oilchange...if it was recent...then the guy might of spilled some fluid on to your motor and its causing that stench...look into that before you make things complicated
i hate my previous owner..the bastard put so much stress on the cluth it burned out 2weks after i bought it..the dude must have abused it badly..i hate people that don't take care of their car and then sell it with a whole bunch of problem so the next buyer have to live with diggin deep to get it fix..
Originally Posted by pesho01
Question: Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
when i bought my car, it had 12,500 miles on it. when i asked the salesman about the clutch, he said it was at about 80%. that seemed a little low to me, but i guess that's about right. i can't imagine how it is, now (i learned to drive stick on this car).
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Reverse ratio doesn't have the synchro-mesh that switches all of the other gears. Start it up, wait for a minute or 2, put it into reverse, back up slowly, and put it in neutral. It takes like 10sec's for the tranny to spin the gears at the same speed as the engine.
^yup, if you hold down your clutch, press the gas to hard, and rev too high, you'll get that smell cause i made a thread like this awhile back. in short, you're smelling your clutch like everybody else said...
My car also does that. Like burn rubber when im at rest and reving my car. I figure is my clutch. Going to the dealer to check it out tomorrow Wednesday. Might be clutch or transmisson fluid. Thinking trani fluid.
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