Join Date: Sep 2010
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Burning rubber smell under hood
I am posting in regards to a 2000 Outback with a smell that is coming from under the hood. Origionally, it was thought to be related to the alternator. I have cleaned all contacts, and wire connections, and replaced the belts. This has resulted in an improvement in available power, in that there is no longer any voltage drop under load. The smell has persisted. It is an intermittent smell, and is almost like burning rubber rather than an electrical smell. As a test, when we were driving, we shut off the outside air and we did not smell the odour any more, untill the recirculation was opened again.