1998 Ford F-150 Q&A
1998 Ford F-150 Question: Burning Smell off and on sometimes bad.
I got this car a few days ago from a used car lot. It has 182,000 miles on it and runs good. But when I first got it, there was a strong burning smell like rubber or something. It is usually like this after I start it and it warms up, or after driving it for a bit and then park it and turn it off. Lately I have also been having a problem with it sounding like there is a knocking noise when it is cold and then smooths out once it warms up. Thanks for the help James - straightshooter
I think you should get under the vehicle, at engine. Look for fluid leakage that may be dripping onto the exhaust/manifold. Could be an oil leakage, referring to bad gasket, etc. - glasman
THIS HAPPEN TO ME, I FOUND OUT IF ITS A 4.6 ENGINE THE PROBLEM IS INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET LEAKS OIL , IT WILL SOON START TO MISFIRE ON #3 OR #4 CYL AND CHECK ENGINE WILL COME ON, YOU WILL FIND YOUR LOOSING OIL BUT DONT KNOW WHERE ITS GOING, FORD USESD PLASTIC GASKETS AND THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION SUIT , YOU CAN TRY TURNING IN BILL FOR REPAI TO DEALERSHIP BUT DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH - DTF