2000 Ford Explorer

Tiny
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Smells problem
2000 Ford Explorer V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic

my car is making a burning rubber smell after I have been driving for a while and only when the ac is on.
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 3:36 PM

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Tiny
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Do you smell it in the car or outside? Has there ever been any smoke? If you drive without the AC on, is the smell gone? If so, start by checking to make sure the belt running the AC compressor is tight. I believe there is only one belt on the vehicle. If a tensionier is weak, the belt could be slipping causing that smell or the compressor may be starting to lock up adding additional strain to the belt.

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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I smell it in the car. When I turn the AC off I can smell it when I stop and get out of the carm but its not as strong. No never been smoke.
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 2:35 PM
Tiny
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Something tells me the AC compressor is starting to lock up and you are smelling the belt burning from slipping. Have that checked and let me know what you find.

Joe
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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 10:26 PM

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