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Old 03-18-2012, 07:46 PM
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Smell??

I have a 1999 SuperDuty manual trans. Just took a long ride through stop and go traffic, when i got home and stepped out of the truck i got a woof of a bad smell. Seemed to smell like an electrical fire. I then started looking and sniffing around for the problem but couldnt find it.
Last week i had the same problem but blew it off thinking it was just a smell in the air. It seems to only happen after a long hard stop and go drive.
Any ideas what it could be??
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:06 PM
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Electrical? Maybe check your batteries?
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:11 PM
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I know there is a difference, but not all people know what it smells like so honest question, no insult intended....Are you sure it is electrical and not hot friction material like clutch or brakes? Under the circumstances it seems like a more logical culprit and I could see why someone might mix them up if they aren't used to deciphering the smells.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:23 PM
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HA... no, I am not really sure that it is an electrical smell. I really dont know what the smell is but it somewhat reminds me of an electrical smell. I was thinking it could be clutch or brakes due to driving conditions, but i dont really know what that smells like. I am new to the diesel truck world and on top of that i am new to a manual transmission, I've driven afew but never owned one
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Doesn't help you much now....but next time it happens, either take and "sniff" down near each rim and/or use a $20 infra-red thermometer. Also smell around where the transmission meets the engine. If there is an access panel you might be able to pop it off and sniff in there.
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