2003 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 96,000 miles
My car has a burning smell coming from the front end. There is no smoke. It smells liks a hot glue gun or a hot iron. I dont smell it when I'm driving (presumably because the wind is blowing the smell away) but I smell it when I am stopped at a light, put it in park, or when I get out of the vehicle. This has been going on for 2 weeks.
Also, just 2 days ago, I noticed a rattling/scraping type sound that occurs only when I make turns (not in a gradual curve in the road, but an actual full left or right turn) or intermittently/randomly when I am accelerating, but only below speeds of 40mph. The sound does not happen at all when I brake, when I am idling or when I am going at a constant speed.
Not sure if this could be related, but I just had repairs done about 2 weeks ago - they replaced the left front wheel bearing and the catalytic converter. The burning smell started about 24 hours after I got the car back from them.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 AT 5:55 AM