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Old 01-02-2014, 12:49 AM   #1
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She smells bad

My 2000 wrangler, has 248,000 miles, on it's second engine, and everything works like a champ, but.... Every single time I go for a ride, when I get out she smells pretty bad, like it's way too hot, but the temp gauge says it's fine, it's coming from mid vehicle, not from the front, not from the tail pipe, and I can't seem to figure it out, any ideas.

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:57 AM   #2
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Like something is burning? Maybe oil being thrown from diff or transfer case into exhaust or cat?

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:39 AM   #3
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Had a pack rat pack dog kibble s into a muffler that had a strange toasty smell
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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A bad catalytic converter can smell pretty bad, often like sulfur.
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How can I tell if it's the catalytic converter..... Or kibbles lol
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:25 AM   #6
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After hot and odiferous shut off engine and sniff tailpipe but keep adequate distance to avoid burn to nose or face

See if Oder is strongest there
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A bad catalytic converter can smell pretty bad, often like sulfur.
that's how you know
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:56 PM   #8
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:18 AM   #9
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Leaky water line

Radiator fluid can smell bad and it can come from your heater lines. Does it smell on the inside or out. This would be more apparent on the inside of the vehicle.
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Old 01-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #10
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I got out and smelt it as I was standing next to the door, I went back to the tail pipe and I didn't smell it at all? Haven't checked the radiator fluid but I know the ratio is way off in there, and too bad I don't know what sulfer smells like
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #11
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Start it and crank your heat

That would be a reasonable test to see if you have a water (heater) leak inside. You could also try a good underbody and underhood car washing. Cleaning it all over might just solve your prob.
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Haven't checked the radiator fluid but I know the ratio is way off in there
an incorrect coolant to water ratio shouldn't produce a fowl odor

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and too bad I don't know what sulfer smells like
think rotten eggs
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:04 PM   #13
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Water heater? Or heater core? And that could be, there may be mudd down below, I'm going to check. Thank you for the replies
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #14
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Maybe when you got out of the seat you released some trapped flatulence?
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Burnt sulfur smells like burnt hair

Hair and nails get their strength from the sulfur cross connections on the amino acid cysteine so when hair burns that special Odor is burnt sulfur
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Burnt sulfur smells like burnt hair Hair and nails get their strength from the sulfur cross connections on the amino acid cysteine so when hair burns that special Odor is burnt sulfur
It does indeed smell like burnt hair
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Sounds like you may have fryed a rodent or something
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Sounds like you may have fryed a rodent or something
Or your cat.(alytic) or the neighbor's cat? :o
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Old 01-03-2014, 10:01 PM   #19
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How am I supposed to explain this to the neighbor! 😫
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I also have a check engine light, the code says I need an o2 sensor, could that be it?
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Same issue here... changed out o2 sensor out to fix issue and still got the smell. Took cats off and the honey comb inside was disintegrated!
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:52 PM   #22
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So it is the cats?

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