I HAVE BEEN HAVING A BURNING SMELL WHILE STOPPED...
2004 Jeep Liberty
March, 7, 2013 AT 7:02 PM
I have been having a burning smell while stopped for about two weeks so I changed the oil this past weekend and checked all fluid levels. Yesterday I started the jeep with same smell drove it maybe 200 feet then the smell got extremely bad so I parked it. The jeep is driving fine no lights are on no gauges showing anything. To me it smells electrical or like rubber. I have no idea what this could and why it got so much worse all of the sudden. Any advice would b great.
You need someone to look for the cause. We can't do that over a computer. A little oil on the engine can smell like something burning once the engine warms up. If it's something electrical you should see smoke too or a battery cable will be hot. Wire harnesses have been known to fall down onto hot exhaust parts, then the wires short out. You may be getting more warning of an impending serious problem than most people get. It might be something minor, but why risk it?