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I have an '05 DC with 34,000 miles on it and I know that there is no cabin air filter but I was wondering if anyone else notices a musty smell from their A/C every now and then. Is there something that can be done to remedy this ? I had an '00 Chevy and changed the filter regularly to eliminate the odor but I'm not sure how to handle this one.
Thanks for any information you guys might have ... and Go Horns !!! Final Four Baby !!!
 

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I have an '05 DC with 34,000 miles on it and I know that there is no cabin air filter but I was wondering if anyone else notices a musty smell from their A/C every now and then. Is there something that can be done to remedy this ? I had an '00 Chevy and changed the filter regularly to eliminate the odor but I'm not sure how to handle this one.
Thanks for any information you guys might have ... and Go Horns !!! Final Four Baby !!!
We've got that same smell in my wife's Camry and it has a filter. gonna take it back to the dealer. The remedy is probably pouring some kind of bleach solution down the air intake vents from the outside.
Sorry I couldn't help.
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I think the moldy smell is from moisture condensing on the cool ducts after the AC is used. For any car I drive, I always turn off the air conditioner OFF a minute or two before reaching a destination and turn the fan on high fresh air (not recirculate). I noticed that pretty much eliminates any musty smell. I've also done the Lysol spray on a Corolla and it helped for a while.
 

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I think the moldy smell is from moisture condensing on the cool ducts after the AC is used. For any car I drive, I always turn off the air conditioner OFF a minute or two before reaching a destination and turn the fan on high fresh air (not recirculate). I noticed that pretty much eliminates any musty smell. I've also done the Lysol spray on a Corolla and it helped for a while.
I agree. This works for me.
 

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I have an '05 DC with 34,000 miles on it and I know that there is no cabin air filter but I was wondering if anyone else notices a musty smell from their A/C every now and then. Is there something that can be done to remedy this ? I had an '00 Chevy and changed the filter regularly to eliminate the odor but I'm not sure how to handle this one.
Thanks for any information you guys might have ... and Go Horns !!! Final Four Baby !!!
I pulled the HVAC blower last month to clean it. Man can that squirrel cage get dirty!
After removing the blower assembly, I discovered that you can reach up there and access the evaporator.
Check out these pics: (thanks Picasso!)
< http://www.tundrasolutions.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/21212>
Disconnect the wire harness.
Remove the blower assembly. 3 bolts (10mm if I recall)
To get to the evaporator, reach up about 4-6" and you'll find a hole leading towards the center of the car. You can feel the evap in there.
Get some Lysol or whatever and spray as much as you can stand in there...really soak it down. (I used about a full can).
Get out of the truck before the fumes make you go blind.:cry:
Now's a good time to service your blower if you want.
Clean up that fan.
Lube the motor to get rid of the chirp.
Replace the blower and run it for a while to clear some of the lysol fumes, they'll be pretty intense for a while.
 

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I think the moldy smell is from moisture condensing on the cool ducts after the AC is used. For any car I drive, I always turn off the air conditioner OFF a minute or two before reaching a destination and turn the fan on high fresh air (not recirculate). I noticed that pretty much eliminates any musty smell. I've also done the Lysol spray on a Corolla and it helped for a while.
Ditto. Do this every day for a week, then periodically thereafter. Makes a big difference.
But, if it's super rank then take it apart, picasso did a great write-up.
 

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So, the conclusion is that we don't have air cabin filter? My wife says the truck smells like an old sweaty man owned it.. :p I'm beginning to smell it to and it stinks.
 

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mine was the same.
here is the quick simple fix. run your AC on the fresh setting (not recirculating air)
the reason is that the air will eventually dry out any moisture you have in there. this was a big must for our cars when we lived south of houston(100%) humidity. now that we are in fort worth not that muchg of an issue. you can buy products that will absolutely kill your lungs though if you like that clean smell.
 
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