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just had my front brake pads on my 1998 Ford Escort replaced, and now when driving it smells like somthing burning. The smell come and goes. Also, I hear a noise, not sure where it is coming from, ether under the hood or the dash.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Robert, You may need to insure that you do not have a brake caliper that is "sticking" which can cause excessive wear and smell. You may have a small oil leak that can cause a smell as well.

Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Hi Robert, The burning smell could be from the brake repair or could be from a different problem / same with the noise. I recommend you take it back to the shop that did the brake repair and have them find out what is wrong. If it is the brakes, it should be covered under their warranty. If it is something different, I would ask them why they did not mention that problem while it was in for the brake work. Also - ask them if you can wait while they are diagnosing the problem and ask them to show you what is wrong. Good Luck

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection You should return to where your had your brakes replaced and advise them of the problem you have encountered since they serviced it. If the problem is related to the brake replacement, they should make it right. If they tell you they are not responsible, find a reputable shop that can find the problem and will warranty the work they do.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at I would suggest taking it back to whom ever replaced the pads so they came make it right under warranty.

Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists Robert, On your 1998 Ford Escort. Have the original shop recheck the brakes for you. Possible causes fro the smell: brake pad not releasing, sticking caliper or a brake hose issue. Good Luck.

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