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Another funny smell

I bought my 2006 3.7 GC close to a year ago.

Last year, on a hot day and I am really working the engine with passengers or trying to get some speed I would get a smell coming through the vents when the AC is on. It smelled like burnt paper or clutch. I found an old napkin on the headers and assumed problem was solved since I never smelled it again.

Well its warming up again. smell came back yesterday.

I read that people get a mildew or burnt plastic smell, anyone get the paper smell?

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burning engine oil
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Re: Another funny smell

Nope not oil...smelled all kinds in my lifetime
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Re: Another funny smell

I get a smell that is similar to a match first being lit. It happens every once in awhile when I floor it then stop at a red light.
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Re: Another funny smell

I wish I knew the source, its embarassing
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Re: Another funny smell

Maybe it's the breaks. I really have no idea. It doesn't happen all the time. As long as there aren't any problems it doesn't bother me.
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Re: Another funny smell

Does it happen when the recirculate AC setting is on so you not pulling as much outside air?
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Re: Another funny smell

I ran the truck today in recirculate and did not notice it as much.

The smell is coming from the engine bay or so.
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Re: Another funny smell

Burnt oil dripping onto something??
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Re: Another funny smell

Have you climbed underneath and made sure there is nothing on top of the exhaust (trash/leaves) or any place where something could be smoldering. I know when I'd take my old Cherokee through corn fields at work, I would smell burning corn leaves for a few days after.
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Re: Another funny smell

No luck in determining if its the brakes. Smell did not appear today.
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