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Old 09-13-2006, 22:41   #1 (permalink)
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i really have very limited technical car skills. but, i just got a 1990 t-bird sc a few months ago. the past couple of weeks i started getting this funky smell like something died. i finally figured it was come out of the vents (just had to use the heater the other night). what would the steps be to get rid of the smell or would this be something i would have to take to the shop for?
any help would be appreciated.thanks
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Re: bad smell from vents

if you have something that has got into you vents and died you will find that you will have to remove the vitim and then wipe out with some sort of discenfective {pineoclean} you could also try looking down below the front windscreen vent on out side of car, normaly wear wipes are to see if something has crawl in thereand died.
Also try changing the air controls to recir to outside air to see if the smell gets weaker or stonger to confirm if in outside or inside vents.
Other than that invest in a large number of magic trees or pegs
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Old 09-23-2006, 18:13   #3 (permalink)
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i would pull out the blower motor and take a look in there, parts stores sell a spray for just that if its mold etc in there.
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sure a cat didn't piss into the scuttle...(plenum)..or even worse, a person!

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Re: bad smell from vents

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i really have very limited technical car skills. but, i just got a 1990 t-bird sc a few months ago. the past couple of weeks i started getting this funky smell like something died. i finally figured it was come out of the vents (just had to use the heater the other night). what would the steps be to get rid of the smell or would this be something i would have to take to the shop for?
any help would be appreciated.thanks
I have just sold my AUII Falcon Futura and a smell that was coming from the vents was due to the air con under (I think the condenser) the dash having a build up of grime. You might need to take it to an air con specialist to have it cleaned in situ they inject a foam and then drain the foam and grime off. Cost me $85AU from a Ford dealer in Melton Vic.
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