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Hello All,

145,000 miles on 2005 Rav4 4wd.

When I get out of the car, after a long or short drive, I smell something immediately. Something burning.
I check under the hood, but it's not coming from there. It comes more from the rear or side, which to me means its underneath the car.

ALSO the rear differential is leaking. Im thinking the fluid hitting the muffler and burning i causing the smell.
Is this a common problem? Are there other similar or common symptoms to this smell?

ALSO: how do I handle a leaking rear differential? is it a DIY fix? I'm moderately good with repairs.
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