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Old 08-10-2011, 06:26 PM
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Unhappy Rubber burning smell

I was driving home on the highway (doing about 70 mph) with my truck (97 Ram 1500 ss/t with a 5.9L V8) and all of the sudden i started smelling a strong order of rubber burning which went away after 20 seconds. I pulled off the highway then the trucks oil pressure dropped a little more than it should of and felt it shake a little.
I didnt see any smoke but I smelled some of the left over scent when i popped open the hood.


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Check your accessory drive belt and pulleys. Older belts will really stretch in hot weather and they start slipping. Was your A/C on?
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Sounds like the belt may be letting go. I would also check for an accessory that may have a bearing going out. Shaun
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@ MADDOG- The A/C was on at the time of the burning smell
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@ MADDOG- The A/C was on at the time of the burning smell
Does your A/C still work ? A problem with the A/C compressor could explain the burning smell.
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