2001 Chevy Malibu smell coming from front of car

Tiny
MARKKC3
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
After my car has been running there is a smell of plastic burning, you can smell it inside and outside of the car. Do you know what that could be?
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 12:10 PM

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Tiny
RHALL77
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Check your exhaust and see if there is a plastic bag stuck on the pipes. Also look around and see if you see any burnt plastic around the car
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Just to thrown this out there.

The intake manifold gaskets are common to leak and oil and or coolant maybe getting onto the exhaust and giving off an odor. Granted it isn't plastic but might be mistaken for that depending on how good your smeller is.
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 AT 12:56 PM

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