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Bad smells from coming vents

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by twinpopp, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    twinpopp

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    I have a 1999 tacoma. Really bad smells (moldy mildewy) coming from vents. Dealer says this model does NOT have a cabin filter to change. Have sprayed disinfectant through system numerous times. Only smells when fan is on. Checked floors and carpets, not wet. I'm out of answers. HELP! This smells is unbearabable.

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  2. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    I'd suggest disassembling the dash, removing the duct, and bleaching the hell out of it.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 at 8:42 AM
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  4. Jun 8, 2012 at 9:39 AM
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    Thanks, I will give both of these a try
     
  5. Jul 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    95Yota4x4

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    Fabreeze in air vents. Works every time.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    MBTacoma12

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    I just purchased a 2012 and owners manual suggest to turn of AC recycling switch few minutes before turning the ignition off to avoid foul smell from vents.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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    Tacoma Mike

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    My poodle peed on truck seat. ( old truck ) Used Fabreeze mister real heavy and set fan to recirculate for about 5 min to circulate it in the vents. Did the trick.
     
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