1998 Ford Fiesta Birning Smell

Tiny
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  • 1998 FORD FIESTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 88,000 MILES
Hi.

I have a very frustrating car problem at the moment. I am on a tight budget and don't wish to be at the mercy of a mechanic without pinpointing the problem. Intermittently I am getting a loss of power (feels a bit like brakes are locking on ) accompanied with a burning smell. I have checked the tyres when this happens and they don't appear particularly hot. I have had brake calipers checked by a friend with some mechanical knowledge and all looks ok. I have owned the car foe 4 months and this problem has occured around 7 times but has been more frequent over last couple of weeks. I have checked oil, water and fluid levels and all appear ok.I did notice on the last occasion that it was worse and I had 2 other people in the car. If there is anything else you need to know please don't hesitae to ask.

Regards. Roy Taylor
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Sunday, August 15th, 2010 AT 5:51 AM

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DAVE H
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I would have the clutch checked
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