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Old 05-14-2012, 02:27 PM
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blower motor smells like fish

any thoughts on cleaning it better i have tried all the electronic cleaners and alot of mild detergents....
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:15 PM
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the actual blower or the air that comes out? if it's the air, it's prolly all the years and years of crap that built up on the evaporator. you should clean it up. there's several how to's etc. but to know for sure, you should post the year/model of your car.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:40 PM
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what kinda fish? i like tuna
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:29 PM
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"Someone" used/applied the wrong shaft lubricant

A.K.A. Fish Oil (?)
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Old 05-14-2012, 05:35 PM
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A good Aerosol like Lysol will often halt any bacterial growth on the evaporator and its housing. You can usually disperse it by spraying into the air intake for the heater with the fan on high.

Also make sure you don't have a neighbor like Walter Mattheau, or Jack Lemmon.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:02 PM
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Remove the blower motor, get a flashlight and small mirror, shine onto the coils, use a garden hose and spray long and hard. You won't believe the poop that flushes out the drain. No more smell.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:26 PM
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After seeing Tomee's post, it brought to mind that there is a good chance of your drain line(s) being plugged and causing bacteria buildup.
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:37 PM
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True Story!
A rat dies in a body cavity of an old Charger. The owner of the Charger posts on the forum asking how to get the smell of death out of his car now that hes discovered and removed the rat.

Answer: douche bag... seriously. I've never tried this but it makes since. The cleaners in a douche will clean out the bacteria and are not harmful.
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