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Spark plug or coil wire(s) making contact with hot engine; Corroded, broken or poorly connected battery cable; Incorrectly routed, adjusted(tensioned), missing or worn drive belt(s); Incorrect belt tension will allow belts to slip; Loose or damaged belt tensioner will allow belts to slip; Worn or damaged idler/tensioner pulley; If manual transmission, clutch could be slipping; faulty wiring connections causing shortages.

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Q: Why does car smell of rubber burning after the ignition has been turn off?
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