burning rubber smell from engine..help?

Discussion in 'All Things Technical' started by Dan, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Dan

    Dan New Member

    can anyone help me with this its driving me mad....
    i have an 04 wrx that in the last few days has developed a weird burning rubber smell from the engine, around the top rad hose.....it went in for an oil and filter change and the guy noticed it didn't have a coolant reservoir , so he put one on ,also he tightened the alternator belt as it sqeaked once in there ,,now when it warms up i'm getting a rubbery hot smell from around the top hose ,,,cant see anything catching ,,but never smelt this before having work done,,,any ideas ?...........i checked the alternator belt and its tight as f**k,,could this cause the smell? should i loosen it off a touch?
    it's not overheating at all,heaters all work fine,thermostat and fan kick in when they should.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2017
  2. Sound like the belt has been over tightened - loosen it off as there should be a small amount of play in the tension.
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017
  3. Dan

    Dan New Member

    i will loosen it tomorrow,
    worth a try! will let you know if it works :)

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