burning smell after changing air filter


Old 10-26-11, 01:40 PM
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burning smell after changing air filter

I just changed the air filter on my 2006 Mitzubishi Galante and have driven it a couple times since then on short errands around town. I've noticed when I get out of it, it has a hot burning plastic smell from the area under the hood. Is this something that I should be concerned about? I looked under the hood and nothing seems to be out of place, melted or smoking.
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Old 10-26-11, 01:46 PM
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Can you determine at all from where the smell is coming?
Old 10-28-11, 08:20 AM
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Could you have pushed something against a manifold or ex pipe?

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