Mechanics

BURNING RUBBER SMELL

2006 Holden Astra • 98,000 miles

I went on a road trip this weekend and minutes before I got home last night, I noticed the smell of burning rubber when I stopped at some traffic lights and again when I parked the car in my drive way. I drove to work this morning and smelt it again after parking up - I immediately felt the rims to see if they were hot, all 4 wheels were warm but wouldnt say they were too hot to touch?
Also, im not sure if this is related but when driving on the freeway, I sometimes notice that my steering wheel shakes/vibrates.
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Coomz66
August 20, 2012.



The vibration could be a tire or balancing.

The smell could be a fluid leaking on a hot surface and you need to find out where the leak is.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 20, 2012.
Thanks - so I guess I should just take it to a garage/mechanic?

Tiny
Coomz66
Aug 20, 2012.
At least to determine the source of the smell. Let us know so we can further help you.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Aug 20, 2012.
Thanks

Tiny
Coomz66
Aug 20, 2012.
If you park your can in a garage, place a few sheets of newspaper under the engine and trans, check in the morning for any fresh oil stains, let us know what you see in a day or so.

Mhpautos
Aug 20, 2012.