Now that I think of it, look under the firewall section and locate the exhaust tubing to see if there is any left over residue. That could also be burning and cuasing the smell. If it was an animal, you could also be smelling fir comming from one of these locations.
Thanks. A relative also looked at it and pointed out that the fabric was somewhat dry rotted, as he could pull pieces off without a problem. Is this a common replacement part, and do you know how much it costs to replace? After reading archimedes' post, I suppose it's not the firewall but it is some sort of "fabric" lining the back of the engine compartment... maybe a heat shield or sound barrier?
The smell disappeared after cleaning the engine, but it came back this morning.
It is the heat shild and the repairing cost will vary depending on the type of material you chose as well as who you purchase it from. More often then not, the average cost will be somewhere around $45 for the low end faric to $100 for a more formed piece. Formed piece meaning a high resistence heat shield that you can conture to our firewall.
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