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post #1 of 2 Old December 6th, 2018, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Burnt Rubber Smell - Help!!

Okay so I've got a 2000 Mustang v6 5 speed with 155k. Now I've got something pretty weird going on, after driving for about 10 minutes (happens faster if driving faster) of driving you get this burning rubber smell inside and outside the car coming from the front passenger wheel area. I initially thought it might just need an alignment really bad so I had one done and the smell still happens. I was putting my nose on everything trying to see if I could find where it was coming from but it was almost like it was coming from the strut? Now for some background on this car, it has actually been sitting for about 2 years with only being driven about 3 miles once a month. Could the bushing/ isolator be dry rotted and rubbing that is between the strut and strut tower? Has anybody else experienced something like this or anyone has any recommendations as to what I should do? Over the past week of driving 20 miles a day it has gotten probably like 5% better, it is really bad and I just want to try and figure out whats going on. Thanks so much!!
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post #2 of 2 Old December 7th, 2018, 01:24 AM
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Are you sure its not the caliper hanging up on the rotor? Its quite common with these cars, especially if they sit.

You can quickly check by raising both front tires and see how easily/hard it is to spin the tires.

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