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A/C smells like $***

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06WHITETRD, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    06WHITETRD

    06WHITETRD [OP] Gotta Love my Taco!!!!

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    Everytime i turn on the a/c, my truck from the inside smells, why is that?? any information on it. I try and find the problem and I cant. has anyone has the same problem as me..
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

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    the cabin air filter prob has mold in it
     
  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Cabin air filter? Dead rodent in ducting?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2, check your filter. If its not that, I dont know then. Maybe you have a dead rodent in there somewhere!!:eek:
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    TacoCat

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    A/C? In February?
    It was 9 degrees when I woke up this morning.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    Dellosa89

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    Walmart has a "fresh scent" cabin filter, it has baking soda in it to help reduce that $*** smell.
     
  7. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    06WHITETRD

    06WHITETRD [OP] Gotta Love my Taco!!!!

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    it start to smell 2 or 3 weeks ago.. i checked the cabin air filter and it was clean. I'll take it off and see how it goes.
     
  8. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    oh really. I was at walmart last nite, i shouldve check. damn. I didnt even knwo thats. Thanks bro.
     
  9. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    spray some febreeze in the cowl panel with the air on high so it will suck it up in there real good
     
  10. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    im so sorry
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  11. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    To help prevent this smell in the future, turn off the ac with the fan still on a few minutes before you reach your destination. It will help dry out the condensation in the ducting which in turn will reduce the chance of odor. I know this has worked for me on several vehicles including my Tacoma.
     
  12. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    thanks for the info. I usually put the windows down but when it cold. GOD damn.!!!
     
  13. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    X2, I was just about to write this.;)
     
  14. Feb 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    LOL, haha, smartass!! That was funny though!!:laugh:
     
  15. Feb 1, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    Also, make sure your inside drain line isn't plugged for the condensor. If you've got water sitting in there creating mold, just masking the smell isn't a good idea. Remember, you create condensation in there when running it on floor/defrost or defrost since the a/c compressor runs on those settings (of course, the fan has to be on).
     
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    Maybe someone did an upper decker in your filter.
     
  17. Feb 1, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    stop farting in your truck
     
  18. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    Man, I experiance the same smell...I think I need to change the cabin filter.
     
  19. Feb 2, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    But the baking soda will reduce the airflow from the vents. I bought a Fram from Amazon . If you normally use the 2nd fan speed you will need the third. I like the finer aromas but the reduced airflow is a bad tradeoff.

    Plus I have found an improvement if you turn off the recirculate switch a few seconds before you turn off the car, this opens up the ductword to the open air even thought the fan isnt running.
     
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