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Yesterday is was out driving on the beach in my '98 Ram 1500 4x4 with a 360 and auto tranny. after about 30 to 45 minutes, I started smelling burning rubber (which I thought was wierd, because I was driving in sand) and I smelled it until I got back on the road. At first I thought it might have been the truck in front of me, but then it pulled off to the side and I still smelled it when I was by myself. I wasn't ragging on my truck too hard, I was in 1st 2nd gear going between 25 and 40 mph, sninning the tires every now and again. I guess it may have been the belt slipping, but I didn't hear any squealing. Does anyone have any ideas on this one?
 

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NO, but I'll check today to see what I can see.
 

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how about your converter? had the same smell with my 90 dakota.
 

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bummo thats sick..but funny.
 

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Well I haven't smelled it since, it probably was something that got stuck to my exhaust. I was worried that it may have been the torque converter, but it seems fine now. How else would I be able to tell if the converter is going to hell?
 

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oh...i shoulda known. you probably couldn't smell the torque convertor burning anyhow. i'm a dumbass...
 

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my bad, should have said it in the first post. are you losing power going up a good size hill?
 

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I don't know, it's pretty flat out here in coastal North Carolina. j/k. I went out of town a couple weeks ago, I didn't notice any power loss on the hills, I'm going again this weekend, so I'll pay closer attention. One thing I remember though, my truck usually runs at about 180 degrees, when I was on the beach, it was running around 200 to 210, not over heating, but maybe enough extra heat to burn up some deposits in the cat.
 
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