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Old 01-08-2020, 04:52 PM   #1
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Burning smell from engine compartment - 2016 Ford Edge

I'm trying to pinpoint the source of a burning smell coming from the engine compartment after towing. So far it seems like the smell is around after I drive after towing. Later, there is no smell. Has anyone with the same toad experience this? 2016 Edge Sport AWD.
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Yup-- lots of related postings on this issue....most likely cause is that fine debris [eg tire rubber] from road and your tow vehicle [RV] collect on your car in general, and the engine exhaust manifold in particular. So when you start your towed, the debris melts/burns off the hot manifold....
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Yup-- lots of related postings on this issue....most likely cause is that fine debris [eg tire rubber] from road and your tow vehicle [RV] collect on your car in general, and the engine exhaust manifold in particular. So when you start your towed, the debris melts/burns off the hot manifold....

OK, that makes sense. I'll do more searching. Thanks!
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As Old Scout said, perfectly normal. During regular driving, any rubber particles, oil, tar, etc from the roadway burns off as soon as it hits the exhaust. When you tow, it builds up and burns off when you start driving. The further you tow, the more it will build up.
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We recently started towing a Toad and were super concerned about the burning rubber smell when we got home. A quick internet search revealed this to be a fairly common phenomenon. It doesn't seem to happen every time, but it is common.
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Yes, normal. I spent a lot of time under the hood looking for something amiss the first I towed too. Now I realize the same smell comes from my generator as well since the exhaust is at the rear of the coach. For the longest time I thought the generator drive belt was going out.
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Thank you everyone for the explanation. Makes sense and I'm very relieved!
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I'm happy to stumble into this thread. I towed a Honda Fit about 8k miles this summer and the smells had me alarmed. The vehicle has since been used about 8k miles at home with no issues.
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yup....rubber debris/road oils can only collect on exhaust manifold while engine is cold and being towed.....wont collect/burn if engine and manifold are already at ops temp.....
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Thank goodness this thread came along. I experience this on my Pontiac G6 as well. I figured it was related to towing, but had always been concerned about miles between stops when I run the engine for 5 minutes, or possibly speed. I've gotten more conservative with both over time to make sure I wasn't contributing to the issue. Even had the car checked a couple of times with no findings. I've got to stop over thinking things.
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Thank goodness this thread came along. I experience this on my Pontiac G6 as well. I figured it was related to towing, but had always been concerned about miles between stops when I run the engine for 5 minutes, or possibly speed. I've gotten more conservative with both over time to make sure I wasn't contributing to the issue. Even had the car checked a couple of times with no findings. I've got to stop over thinking things.

I was just like you - freaking out that I am doing something wrong and destroying the transmission or something. Almost paid to have a mechanic look at it but the replies here saved me.
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