Burning smell- Mercury Sable


#1

I have a 2003 Mercury Sable. There is a burning smell/fumes whenever I am stopped at a light or put the car in park. The smell comes from the drivers side but I don’t smell anything when I am moving. Any ideas on what could be causing this?


#2

The next time you get the smell when getting home, with the engine idling, open the hood and check to see if there’s smoke being created from something dripping on a hot engine component.

Tester


#3

Time for new valve cover gaskets, my guess, not too expensive but the problem should be verified before any work takes place.