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Old 02-09-2006, 09:30 PM
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Smell coming from vents?

Dosnt smell like coolant (and their dosnt seem to be a leak anywhere)

smells like....old car.




anyone know any products or anything to fix this. It's gotten to where I cant turn my heat on without getting a headache from the smell.
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:00 PM
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I have seen mold in the vents from A/C moisture build up. It is possible this is your case.

I suppose as an option you could shove a few xmas tree air fresheners in the vents.
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Old 02-12-2006, 08:12 PM
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there are several products you can run through the A/C intake by the windshield cowl that will kill bacteria and freshen your A/c vents. 1Z KlimaKleen sp? and I think Wurth makes a product as well. I have heard some people use Lysol with mixed results. If you goto www.autopia.com you can find more information on it.

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do a search for `Clean 'N Coat` and BG Frigi-Fresh these products coat the evaporator.

Also try this for a week, for the last couple of miles before you park the car, just run the HVAC blower on high, no A/C no heat and then turn off the HVAC completely for a mile or so before parking.
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Old 02-14-2006, 12:13 PM
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Plugged drain

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Doesn't smell like coolant (and their doesn't seem to be a leak anywhere)

smells like....old car.

anyone know any products or anything to fix this. It's gotten to where I cant turn my heat on without getting a headache from the smell.
Plugged condensation drain will promote fungus growth.

Ionizer

car Ionizer

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=car+Ionizer&btnG=Google+Search

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:21 PM
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Thanks whunter.



I'll add an ionizer to the "to buy list."
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Thanks whunter.



I'll add an ionizer to the "to buy list."
An Ionizer will not make it go away, it also will not get the air in the vents. I have one in my car and house they do not have fans and only charge the air around them, they do not kill mold or bacteria... A real Ozone machine is what would, but they are very expensive!!

This is what you need:

Wurth:
http://www.properautocare.com/wuracheatsys.html

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1Z:
http://www.drivewerks.com/catalog/shopcart/CARE/POR_CARE_einszt_pg19.htm

It will actually clean and remove whats causing those odors.
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:05 PM
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1Z:
http://www.drivewerks.com/catalog/shopcart/CARE/POR_CARE_einszt_pg19.htm

It will actually clean and remove whats causing those odors.
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I've heard of this stuff before, but google couldnt even find it. Mustof spelled something wrong...
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:09 PM
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Hmmm

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An Ionizer will not make it go away, it also will not get the air in the vents. I have one in my car and house they do not have fans and only charge the air around them, they do not kill mold or bacteria... A real Ozone machine is what would, but they are very expensive!!
This has a fan, and is not high priced.
XJ-800 Car Air Purifier
http://www.surroundair.com/car-ionizer.htm

Here is another cheap one.
http://www.ioniczone.com/index.html?gclid=CNGJk_bTqIMCFQy4SAodfTdgNg
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:18 PM
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This has a fan, and is not high priced.
XJ-800 Car Air Purifier
http://www.surroundair.com/car-ionizer.htm

Here is another cheap one.
http://www.ioniczone.com/index.html?gclid=CNGJk_bTqIMCFQy4SAodfTdgNg
the problem though is most likely mold and bacteria in the A/C and heat vents... and an Ionizer is not able to kill, destroy, or even affect it. It merely charges air particles and attracts them to a grid. An ozone machine will kill it, an ionizer will not. The products suggested above for the climate control vents should do the trick
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The drivewerks link points to the wrong product now. Search for "klima cleaner".
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you want evaporator cleaner- BG makes a commercial product which will foam up and then drain out the evap drain. Find it online at amazon.
Aluminum evaporator/heater cores are more prone to this as copper inhibits fungle growth.

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