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Old 01-06-2008
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smell?

after driving my ranger and it gets to full operating temp and when i stop, i notice that under the hood it smells like burning rubberbands.. what could cause this? mines the 2.9 V6 1988 ranger
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You got a rubber hose that is touching a hot part of the motor causing it to melt. Thats why it smells like burning rubber.
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Belt too tight, or a wobbling pulley?
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well i was looknig ati today.. and on my 5th cylinder it was smoking from the manifold, so i got a exhaust leak for a burning up gasket?
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Check to make sure it's not something that fell on the manifold or is touching the manifold. It's an 88, right? I remember my 88...god, I miss that truck! but yeah...enough reminiscing, right? Mine smoked a bit, too. but it was a leaky valve cover that gave my truck it's odor.
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hmm, yea i need to replace my vavle cover gasket maybe its the oily mixture thats touching the exhaust.. yep its a 88
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