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Old March 5th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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Question about burning smell

I have a funny burning rubber smell coming from my 90.

I recently had a new Transfer case and Trans put in. I am about 2000 miles into them.

When I drive at highway speeds for about 20 minutes I can smell a burning rubber smell.

Any thoughts?

Thanks a lot

Mike

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If Anyone Has The Definitive Answer I Would Still Love To Hear It.

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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:26 PM
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I`ve got the exact same problem, stemming from the exact same situation, no difinitive answer, but the truck is being worked on currently and we think it is that the clutch is slipping in 5th gear. I`ll let you know how it goes once I get the truck back.
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Old March 5th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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I would really appreciate that - thanks.

For the record - I just had my trans case/tranny replaced so something in the clutch might make sense.

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Old March 5th, 2006, 10:16 PM
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Yea, I had just had mine replaced when my truck started smelling. I had the tranny, clutch, fly wheel, thorw off bearing, and rear engine seal all replaced, so that sort of rules out your t-case. Is the smell ONLY while in 5th gear for you as well?
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Old March 6th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the response again. I found your thread and emailed you directly earlier. Not sure if you have gotten it yet or not.

Mine definitely seems to burn when I am at highway speeds for 20-30 minutes. I thought it was only in 5th but I THINK (not sure) that it was doing it at highway speeds in 4th also.

Man do I hope your mechanic figures this out for both of us.

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It really could be allot of things. But Mike you had a new tranns and tcase installed but you kept the old clutch?
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i had a burning smell at most speeds.Mike H could smell it driving behind me at 70mph.mine smelt like a sewer,it was the T/C fluid burning
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Old March 6th, 2006, 02:28 PM
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Mike -

The clutch was only 3-4000 miles old. I had that replaced 5 or 6 months ago.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 04:03 PM
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i had a burning smell at most speeds.Mike H could smell it driving behind me at 70mph.mine smelt like a sewer,it was the T/C fluid burning

So what was the fix for that?
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So what was the fix for that?
He changed the fluid 3 or 4 times, and it still smelt like rotting flesh mixed wth swamp azz and a hint of burning rubber, it also screamed very loudly, sounded like an airplane. So he replaced the t-case. You could always stick your finger in the fill hole of the tcase and get some oil on it then smell your stinky finger.
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Old March 6th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Found out today that that buring smell was the smell of all my synchros having the shit eaten out of them. The shop that rebuilt (and by rebuilt it turns out they actually meant replaced it with a remanufactured tranny from some other shop) the tranny didn`t put in the correct oil.
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Old March 7th, 2006, 09:56 AM
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I almost GUARANTEE that is the same problem I am having! Dammit!

Now I talked to my shop and they are telling me that they for sure used Dextron 3. Is that what was supposed to go in it. Rovers North says thats the right stuff.

I am getting more concerned!

Thanks for keeping me/us up to date!
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Old March 7th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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Well you will know pretty soon whether or not that is the same problem that you are having. When I first got my truck back, it was doing OK, but by about the time I put another 1500 miles on it, the synchros were grinding in 2nd and 3rd. I don`t quite understand how exactly a tranny works, but my mechanic said something to the degree of the burning smell was most likely that the synchros were constantly spinning or something, which wore straight through them.
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There are conflicting opinions about using ATF in the R380. There's a company in the UK that developed their own fluid to settle the issue.

Do a search here for MTL. I've been using it for over a year in the 110 without any problems or concerns.
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