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Unread 01-11-2014, 05:19 AM   #1
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My jeep when going up hill for a mile straight up hill, by the time I get to the top of the hill my jeep stinks. You can smell it from the outside but even if the windows are shut the smells leaks into the inside of the car and its not a good smell. Any Ideas???

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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:30 AM   #2
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Describe the smell a little.... rotten eggs? like a electrical burning smell? like oil on a manifold?

Something as wide open as that needs more details.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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Yes more info, plus is it at a certain speed, going 25 or 75 , does it do it everytime etc
Could be anything from an oil leak, antifreeze, gas , transmission fluid on the exhaust ..........??????????
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Unread 01-11-2014, 07:59 AM   #4
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Yes more info, plus is it at a certain speed, going 25 or 75 , does it do it everytime etc
Could be anything from an oil leak, antifreeze, gas , transmission fluid on the exhaust ..........??????????
.............overworked catalytic converter...... loose wire hitting something.......
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Unread 01-12-2014, 05:30 PM   #5
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The mph is about 20-25 and the smell at first thought it was brakes, but then it smells burnt kind of... I was told by a friend of mine that he had the same problem that the Rear differential had to be worked on... But not sure if anyone else had the same problem. The shop said thousands of miles ago that they couldn't do anything about it because there are no lights on the dash.
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Unread 01-12-2014, 05:34 PM   #6
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The mph is about 20-25 and the smell at first thought it was brakes, but then it smells burnt kind of... I was told by a friend of mine that he had the same problem that the Rear differential had to be worked on... But not sure if anyone else had the same problem. The shop said thousands of miles ago that they couldn't do anything about it because there are no lights on the dash.
First thing that came to mind was to ask if you have a cabin air filter.
Yours is a 2012 so it should, see if it needs to be replaced (most likely does).
Without a cabin air filter, the KK lets a lot of smells in.
It's easy to check the main spots where you might have a leak.
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Unread 01-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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My jeep when going up hill for a mile straight up hill, by the time I get to the top of the hill my jeep stinks. You can smell it from the outside but even if the windows are shut the smells leaks into the inside of the car and its not a good smell. Any Ideas???
Did this just start after a recent oil change? Perhaps the common problem of a loose oil filter and oil leaking on motor?

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Unread 01-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #8
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What kind of hill? When you say it smells like brakes burning the first thing I thought of was you being off road and the brakes were pulsing to keep traction. More info needed for sure...
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