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Old 09-29-2015, 04:55 PM
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Vehicle sat over the weekend, parked and it was fine, get in today and it smells horrible.
There's nothing in the interior, so I don't think I could have missed anything.
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Airbox? Vents/ductwork? It happens...
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Yep. Critters crawl into impossible places, die, and announce their presence.

Get under the thing with a flashlight, poke into places you wouldn't suspect.


Another possibility - a prank?
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Keep sniffing around until you puke. When you do, that's the location of the dead snake.
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All over the exterior, under the hood, no smell.
Get inside, ahhh!
No smell from vents...
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Does it smell after you start it,or before?
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Under the rear seat? Under the dash??
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Do you have a dog? Does a friend have a dog? Try plopping one inside the car and see where they end up sniffing the most. There's a good chance they'll lead you right to it.
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Originally Posted by madmanmarty View Post
Does it smell after you start it,or before?
Before, and after. Prob less so after.

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Do you have a dog? Does a friend have a dog? Try plopping one inside the car and see where they end up sniffing the most. There's a good chance they'll lead you right to it.
Just took the dog out and he just stared at me. Like, lets go. lol

To be fair tho, I can now barely smell it. Wth?
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Stop eating Taco Bell for lunch, LOL
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I just came across this. Doubt it is your problem but who knows?

Smell: The scent of burning rubber or hot wires will often accompany alternator failure. A pulley that isn't in alignment or not turning freely will cause more friction on the belt, which creates heat and then the smell of burning rubber. The hot wire scent can be caused by an overheated alternator, one pushing too much power through the rotor and stator.
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Mine did this, i came to the conclusion that it was my carpet being wet from the holes in my floorboard. Do you have any rust underneath? Mine was kinda a moldy smell. So check your carpets/ floorboards
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Originally Posted by roninofako View Post
Stop eating Taco Bell for lunch, LOL
LOL not me

Originally Posted by Sandyman View Post
I just came across this. Doubt it is your problem but who knows?

Smell: The scent of burning rubber or hot wires will often accompany alternator failure. A pulley that isn't in alignment or not turning freely will cause more friction on the belt, which creates heat and then the smell of burning rubber. The hot wire scent can be caused by an overheated alternator, one pushing too much power through the rotor and stator.
Deff not a rubber burning smell. Remember, didn't smell when parked (and that was 45 miles). Then did after sitting for two days.

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Mine did this, i came to the conclusion that it was my carpet being wet from the holes in my floorboard. Do you have any rust underneath? Mine was kinda a moldy smell. So check your carpets/ floorboards
Possible, but I have the undercoating and haven't seen ANY rust, but I haven't done thorough inspection either. Ive had it though a lot of water a couple of times and no smell. It did rain over the weekend tho. I do have a sunroof, but seems good to go. Ill be checking the carpets either way.

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Check under the rear seat. A few years ago on a Colorado trip some mice found their way INTO the passenger compartment and set up camp under the rear seat. We only found them once they started leaving "presents" and chewed up bits of paper in the rear cargo area.

Another place I've found rodents and worth checking: in the air box under the filter.
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Is there a female sitting in the Jeep every time you smell this?


tee hee
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