Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2001, 08:27 PM
wyoo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
my communite is not very long so i didn't notice this before but over the weekend, i drove from san francisco to LA and back. (380 miles each way.) when i drove down to LA, there was a burning smell under the hood. (not very strong and i wasn't able to smell it in the car, but when i got out, it was obvious.) opened the hood, the burning smell was coming from the front driver side of the car, near an ABS module. also, i noticed that the driver side was noticeably hotter than the passenger. i don't know if the long distance and/or the ABS module is causing the smell and the smoke (mild smoke - not very visible). i let the car cool off, and checked all the fluid levels - they were all okay.

i had to drive the car back to san francisco and i coulnd't get the car checked out while i was in LA. again, when i got back home, there was the burning smell. it smells like something is over heating and burning an oil. the smell is definitely coming from front driver side, right behind the head light. i can also see some burned marks around the metal pipes.

what could it be? it's near ABS module although i am not sure that it's ABS that's causing the smoke/smell.

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2001, 10:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Suwanee, GA, USA
Posts: 4,712
Don't panic! It could be as easy as a valve cover gasket. Just make sure that no flowing fluid is hitting the exhaust.

Have it checked.
__________________
Benzmac:
Donnie Drummonds
ASE CERTIFIED MASTER AUTO TECHNICIAN
MERCEDES SPECIALIST 11 YRS
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1985 300D Burning Smell From Rear Tire/Hot Rims odonnebj Diesel Discussion 18 08-15-2010 09:12 PM
Burning Smell - 1995 W140 - S320 ///S320 Tech Help 2 11-05-2004 04:25 PM
Burning smell inside cabin-blower motor related?? RG5384 Diesel Discussion 4 08-13-2002 06:58 AM
White smoke from exhaust, burning oil ArizonaDAK Tech Help 7 05-11-2002 11:44 AM
bad smell when AC is on (94 E420) wyoo Tech Help 12 10-11-2000 11:52 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page