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Old 11-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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Smell from heater

I have no clue where to post this but when I use my heat and change it defrost/feet or just feet area it has a really weird smell. Anyone have a clue why? 2012 double cab
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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Explain the smell?
Could be coolant, could be the smell of feet.
Does it smell like anti freeze?
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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Possibly a dead rodent? Whens the last time you cleaned your in cabin air filter?
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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it's been there since i got the truck so I just never turned it to the feet option or what ever. can't really explain the smell not like bad feet or anything. i just changed the in cabin air filter.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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ill go see if i can figure out what it smells like and ill get back with you guys
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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AC compressor runs when on defrost to dry the air, could be mildew on the evaporator.
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same deal with my 2012 DCLB. smell is worse with defrost or defrost/feet setting. filter changed. any luck getting this to go away deoxide?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:14 PM   #8
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I haven't figured anything out I have had people tell me it smells like vinegar tho. It's only on feet and defrost/feet. I have just avoided using those settings as much as possible.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:24 PM   #9
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Maybe it's your feet?
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #10
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Previous owner have children? Spilled milk that spoils smells a bit like vinegar. Buddy couldn't sell a trade in cuz of spilled/spoiled milk. Removed everything in the cab, gave it a bath and most of it went away.
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Inside the HVAC box there is a shallow depression at the base of the evaporator. Perfect place for condensation off the evaporator to collect and grow stinky stuff. A hose drains this space to the outside. Maybe outlet of hose plugged?
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Maybe it's your feet?
Same smell if I am not in the truck
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