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Bad smell problem almost gone!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by loaderman82, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    loaderman82

    loaderman82 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I posted yesterday that I had a bad smell coming out of the vents, so I went and cleaned out my cabin filter and put a dryer sheet above it when I put it back in. Now the smell is so much better, and when I turn on the AC a nice fresh clean smell comes out of the vents! Probably have to change it out pretty often, but it smells really good for now. Posted some pics but none was really needed!:D Has anyone else tried this?

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  2. Nov 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    Rucas

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    haha thats not a bad idea, even tho my vents dont smell bad!
     
  3. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    that's nice to know and I need to check mine. Its been a while
     
  4. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    deadbolt

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    hahah nice!
     
  5. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    Trapper6speed

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    I'm going to have to try that. The previous owner must have smoked 3 cartons a day in this truck. I have tried just masking it with smelly stuff but ever so often. It gets ya.
     
  6. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    loaderman82

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    Hope it works for you guys, seems to be doing the job for me!
     
  7. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    eskamo23

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    we used this method at the dorms over the a/c vents when i went to asu to cover the smells of weed and beer, lol. i might have to do this to my truck also...
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    DiamondDG

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    Did it smell like a dead mouse? When I brought mine in to the dealer for it's 10k service the dealer told me they think a mouse got stuck in the vents and must have died. They wanted to charge me $380 to pull the vents apart to look for the mouse. I told them they where nuts. Turns out it was just stale air from the A/C. Cleaned out the filter and the smell went away.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I have used TSP to get rid of the smell of nicotine .......I tore apart the a/c vent system and wiped it down with it............worked really well..............
     
  10. Nov 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    tacobox

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    Great idea...Rep
     
  11. Nov 8, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    JLink

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    the interior of my truck smells like a camp fire..
     
  12. Nov 8, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Blaktak

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    I had a pretty bad smell in my truck, and I found these air freshners that have odor eliminators, from the same company that makes those little trees... Same concept but you get to choose your scent...
     
  13. Nov 8, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    loaderman82

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    not bad ideas, if this one don't work for long i'll have to find those filters!
     
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