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Old 04-01-2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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Burning smell

I was working the Jeep really hard yesterday trying to tow a fellow jeeper out of the sand and smelled a burning smell coming from the rear passenger side. There was no smoke, didn't see any fluids, just a burning smell. Any ideas what it might be?

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Old 04-01-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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I bet it is something burning.


Get under your jeep. Look around. Especially when the smell is present.

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:41 AM   #3
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:47 PM   #4
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I took it out again today and didn't have a problem with the burning smell. Hopefully it was just the clutch yesterday.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:16 PM   #5
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probably just the clutch...
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Hopefully it was just the clutch
isnt this kind of an oxymoron statement
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:26 PM   #7
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Do you have greasable u joints in your D-shaft? If so, when I over lube mine, they'll throw some grease onto the muffler and I get a burning smell.
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Do you have greasable u joints in your D-shaft? If so, when I over lube mine, they'll throw some grease onto the muffler and I get a burning smell.
I have no idea if the u joints are greasable. If they are, I haven't done it. How can I tell if they are?
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:05 AM   #9
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They are probably sealed U-joints. That is all that comes stock, it seems. But if they were greaseable, they would have little things sticking out, that you could connect a grease gun to, called grease certs. If you have a standard, and you were pulling someone, you probably slipped the clutch, and burned it a little. No big deal, as long as you didn't do it for a long period of time.

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