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Burning smell/smoke from engine compartment

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Hello Friends,

I need your help in figuring out what caused smoke/burning from engine compartment. I was driving home last night, and could smell something burning, like rubber. Then I could see smoke coming out of the left side of the hood. Luckily, I was only a couple blocks from my house. Initially, I thought it was the tire, but they looked fine.

I went out this morning to see what may have cause this. The only think I could notice was the base of the radiator was black and wet, but it was not greasy, it connects with a hose, which got dirty as well.

I took a couple of pictures of the area where the smell came from. Not sure what I am looking at. These were taken from the driver side, under the hood near the radiator.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.


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Looks like you need new oil cooler lines.

Your ac compressor may have seized
Motor mount collapsed and sliced oil cooler line?
IP gasket went south?
Vacuum Pump gasket went south?
Front crank seal?

Hard to say but oil cooler lines are seeping...aka...need new ones...common maintenance item..

Also don't like seeing those ac compressor lines just laying there waiting to sort...
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