Bad smell coming from somewhere.

Tiny
TERRYG
  • 2002 GMC SIERRA
  • 180,000 MILES

I have a rotten egg smell coming from the engine compartment. I can smell it through the vent while driving and when I park after I get out. What could cause this? I have heard a couple potential problems.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 9:41 PM

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Tiny
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That smell is coming from one of the catalytic converters, typically from a misfire that dumps raw fuel into the exhaust system.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 10:26 PM
Tiny
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Caradiodoc is right- can also be caused by leaking injector(s). If this is the case, it may not miss but may be hard to start, and will show a noticeable decrease in mpg.

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

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