Re: Getting rid of vent smells?
It's a tough call, but I think ya gotta find the source for a couple
of reasons... First to get rid of it. Second so you know you aren't
doing damage to something which is gonna lead to a super bill for
repairs. Good luck. Hopefully it's something simple...
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 19:27:26 -0400, "Teknical" <email@example.com>
>"Spike" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> It would be helpful to know what the smell is... a bit more specific
>> than "garbage dump".
>If you have ever driven by a garbage dump in the summer, it is exactly that
>smell. Only on the vent setting (AC makes it go away). What is that smell?
>I dunno, methane and rotting diapers?
>> There are some sprays, but they're not apt to last long before the
>> smell returns. Better to try to track down a cause and correct it,
>> instead of having it keep coming back.
>> Things like this are common in places where things like rodents get
>> into places like air filters, vents etc, and die. But the vehicle
>> generally has set unused for a while.
>The car is driven daily, but I live very close to a large river and alot of
>greenspace, so anything is possible. I guess I'll be ripping the dash apart
>> Have you ticked anyone off lately? Things like limburger cheeses, or
>> fish on the engine block can get pretty foul.
>The engine is clean, and no one has fouled around with the car (It is under
>video surveillance except when at a mall etc)
>> On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 05:07:59 -0400, "Teknical" <email@example.com>
>>>Any ideas on how to get rid of foul smelling air when using the vent
>>>in my 97 taurus? Smells like I'm drawing in air from a garbage dump, but
>>>when using AC, I don't notice anything nasty smelling. On pure vent, it
>>>stinks. I've changed the cabin air filter (and change it every year like
>>>clockwork), but that didn't alter anything.
>>>Are there any sprays etc that I can use in the vent outlets, or should I
>>>doing something more drastic?
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