I have a 2002 Ford Taurus. There is a weird smell like a burning electrical when I start the car, which diminishes in strength after about 10 minutes that the engine is running. What causes this?

Celes Moi

Asked by Jul 08, 2014 at 10:18 AM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Usually electrical won't diminish, they get worse, check the alternator charge wiring and your starter connections for burnt or loose contacts, then check for oil leaks, it could be an oil burning smell your getting, most common leak is the valve cover gaskets.

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