Burning odor

toyota
previa

#1

when I use overdrive I get a burning smell.


#2

Make/model of vehicle?

Some cars with manual transmissions have overdrive solenoids with relays. I can imagine a relay getting hot if the solenoid is drawing too much current.


#3

Can come from the clutch if manual transmission. It does not smell like burning p/s fluid, oil, or brake pad smell - correct?


#4

I agree with the two preceding posts IF this vehicle has a manual transmission.
Unfortunately, the OP failed to tell us what type of transmission this vehicle has, so we are all just guessing.


#5

I’m not that familiar with the Previa, but it seems unlikely that it has a manual transmission.