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A very odd smell - My car smells like candle wax


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BassBoy69

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So when I get down driving my car, I get out and I smell the odor of a candle burning, or the wax smell of a candle.

It seems to be coming from the motor.

I do see any smoke or odd hanging wires..


anyone, lol ?

Edited by BassBoy69, 25 February 2010 - 01:08 AM.

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check around the exhaust manifold for anything that might be too close... im not familiar with the engine on the eclipse but... the postitive wire for the starter on my fathers chevy was too close to the headers and started melting... kinda smelled like that...

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check around the exhaust manifold for anything that might be too close... im not familiar with the engine on the eclipse but... the postitive wire for the starter on my fathers chevy was too close to the headers and started melting... kinda smelled like that...


Ok thanks, well the motor is tight, So I will have to dig around inside the bay to see what it can be, my car lays real low. Who knows it may be a wal mart bag, lol
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no doubt... idk how they shoe horn some of these motors in cars now adays.... it almost has to be a wire or something along those lines.... check your fuse block up front too... ive seen them melt for no reason before....

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Why cant funny smells in cars be more like KFC or Pizza? Well at it doesnt smell like Roasted Cat....

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no doubt... idk how they shoe horn some of these motors in cars now adays.... it almost has to be a wire or something along those lines.... check your fuse block up front too... ive seen them melt for no reason before....

EDIT: what the hell? i didnt.... what? double post a half hour later? wtf?

Edited by Rogers, 25 February 2010 - 12:31 PM.

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I hate how they cram everything into an engine bay now. I'm currently doing my "big three" and it is complete hell. Battery is half under headlight and half under air intake, but yeah, take your flashlight and follow the exhaust and see if there is anything touching your cats/exhaust manifold.

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my car had that smell too. come to find out my valve cover had a small leak dripping oil onto the exhaust manifold. very small amount but odd smell
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