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mildew smell

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mar_ga_rita, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    BUG SHIELD BULL BAR OFF-ROAD LIGHTS 4-RUNNER FOG LIGHT SWITCH K&N EYE OF THE TIGER ON THE BACK GLASS TONNEAU COVER
    alright just drove the truck around and notice there is a slight mildew smell.... is there a cabin air filter on the 1st gen... also I felt around to see if maybe the a/c was leaking in.... and nothing in the interior.... any thoughts???
     
  2. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    no cabin filter in the first gens......maybe one of the drain holes is plugged up, or you may need an a/c refresher. spray some febreeze in where the air comes in and see what happens.
     
  3. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    kk now where am I spraying the febreeze
     
  4. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    lemme go look at my truck here shortly.......i'll figure where the best place to spray is. you need to make sure none of the drain lines are stopped up though, that will definitely cause a mildew smell.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    I went behind the dash.... and I checked any lines.... and nothing looked blocked... I even shot air in the a/c drain hole to make sure that it was totally free... also I always drive with my recir on...
     
  6. Apr 25, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    I went into the truck and I sprayed some febreeze on some cotton and put it in a cup in the cup holder.... would love to take apart the ducts behind the dash and try to clean them.... or in the bottom of the evap core... I wonder if I put a mildew tablet in there like you would in your home ac drip pan it would work...
     
  7. May 5, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Alright... so I have been doing alot of studying for finals this week so the truck sat all day Sunday... and when I got in the truck yesterday afternoon.. It had a mildew smell... not real bad just a little... not sure why the heck it is doing this... any other ideas...
     
  8. May 5, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    the sell some spray at autozone that you spray in the vents and the fresh air intake under the windhshield its a little strong for like a day but it works its a white can with green lettering cant think of the name
     
  9. May 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    tried to find the name couldnt, but itll be in the a/c section has a red spray top with a straw
     
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    lol... aight.. I take it you have had the same issue
     
  11. May 5, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    in my integra, my 08 better not have this prob for a while
     
  12. May 5, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    Use this stuff: Frigi-Fresh or Frigi-Clean, good stuff. AFAIK, you can only get this stuff online.
     
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    lol... I am going to try this mystery stuff at autozone then try that frigi-fresh stuff...
     
  14. May 5, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    Spray Lysol disinfectant into the outside air intake that this under the plastic piece at the base of the windshield. There should be slit holes where you can spray it in. Moisture sitting in the airbox over time can create mold, that is what your problem is. It's no big deal, happens to all vehicles.
     
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    are you smelling it with windows up, or down? my '06 has recently started smelling of slight mildew...tacked it down to the window channel. don't notice it unless i put my driver's window down, and then only sometimes (getting the mail) i rarely put my windows all the way down and i think that is the problem. i have been letting it sit with the windows all the way down on nice days to let the channels dry out and it seems to be helping.
     
  17. May 5, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    it is with the windows up... when I first get in... usually after it sits for a day or two... and there is a hint of the smell before I even start the truck.. I checked all the carpet and nothing... has to be in the ac.. driving me crazy
     
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    Dude, read my message/fix above, it works! The smell is more prevalent if you constantly run the A/C in the Recirculation Mode. I GUARANTEE the Lysol will fix it....fast...and cheaply.
     
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    Alright... I am going to try it tonight...
     
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    I GAURANTEE it. If it doesn't work, you can try to find me and kick my ass!
     
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