I have a 2005 Honda Civic. 2 days ago I went to start it for work and it was completely dead. Turned out to be a little piece sorta like a bolt that broke and fell onto my floor board and my brake lights were staying on so that’s why the car battery died.
So we put a door clip in its place to get the brake lights to go off, we also replaced the brake switch. I drove about 3 miles when I noticed the car would not go above 30 mph, I pulled into a parking lot and the brakes would not brake anymore I had to throw it into park so the car would stop. The brakes smelt burned and where smoking. We let it cool off and adjusted the brake switch.
I drove about 7 more miles to my house where the brake pads and rotors where replaced with brand new ones. I then drove about 10 miles and noticed a burning smell but no smoke this this time and the hood was extremely hot to touch. Not sure if that has anything to do with it.
Let car sit overnight and adjusted the brake switch all the way to the loosest setting drove about 15 miles and the smell is not nearly as strong but can still smell a slight burning smell when I get out of the parked car and hood is still extremely hot.
What could be causing this burning smell??! How do I fix it!? Thank you!