Burning smell.... still here after many months - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-16-2004, 04:37 AM   #11
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
big_news_1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Alright... it doesn't look like anyone is really reading this, but I found the reservoir. I think i'll probably do a fluid flush tomorrow, and keep this updated with what I find.
big_news_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 03:36 AM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
big_news_1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Burning smell is really becoming a problem now. It'* been a few months since my last post, and the smell keeps coming back. I've had power steering and tranny flushes since then, and it has continued to stink. The best I can describe the smell is a VERY acrid, thick odor similar to burning oil or rubber. It comes and goes, never on highway drives but always in stop and go traffic, whether I'm doing low speed turning or not. It seems to be coming through the vents into the cabin. I have no clue what it is. Burning tranny fluid? Burning oil? By the way, I think I have a bad rear main seal (I think that'* what it'* called). Could it be oil leaking from there and getting on something hot like the exhaust? I'm just throwing out ideas. Please help.
big_news_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 12:40 PM   #13
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you ever checked or replaced the Valve cover gaskets?

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 01:26 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
big_news_1 is on a distinguished road
Default

No, I've never checked out the valve covers. Does this sound indicative of that kind of problem?
big_news_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 01:50 PM   #15
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by big_news_1
No, I've never checked out the valve covers. Does this sound indicative of that kind of problem?
That does sound like something you need to check... I usually get a little puff or 2 of smoke after using Synthetic oil... I know my gaskets are shot as I seep oil onto the exahust manifold( Rear side for me )... At times in traffic I might smell a little bit... Just another of the many little things I need to take care of...lol

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 03:05 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi Ben, The fact that you only smell this when turning slow or stopped suggests that you may have a small leak, like a pinhole in the high pressure hose, or elsewhere in the ps system. Because the system is under great pressure under the conditions you describe, a pinhole could squirt ps fluid up onto your exhaust system causing big time smoke.

Sorry I didn't see this post earlier, for the sake of others, here'* the image:

Name:  ps95.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  53.5 KB
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 07:27 PM   #17
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Glendale, AZ
Posts: 3,459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
big_news_1 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, well at least I've got a couple of things to check out.... valve cover gaskets and power steering high pressure hose. You'd thnk the mechanics at the dealership would've told me if anything was suspect in the power steering system when they flushed it. I guess it could just be a pinhole like you said Bill.
big_news_1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 10:52 PM   #18
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

Check for leaks on your rack and pinion assembly. The exhaust runs close to the assembly, and if it'* leaking or spraying crap around....It could be hitting the exhaust and causing your smell....Just a thought.
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burning Wire Smell BiG-MaTT 1992-1999 9 01-03-2011 11:27 PM
New plugs and wires and... burning smell? zuper8 1992-1999 2 06-08-2007 07:12 PM
Coolant Leaking (Burning?) Smell 92BonneSE 1992-1999 2 02-03-2006 10:56 PM
Plastic Burning Smell, Bonnie vibrates after 50mph - HELP 2000SLE 2000-2005 11 11-16-2005 06:40 PM
After months and months of wait....... disco_dotty 1987-1991 5 12-01-2004 09:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.