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Nasty Defroster smell

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Choco Taco, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Oct 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Choco Taco

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    hey, i've noticed this since i boutgh my pickup. everytimei turn the defroster on my cab smells like a combination of dirt and ass. but only when its on defrost. Any Ideas?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    TacoNut

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    In cabin air filter???

    Then again it's only on defrost, idk.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    Choco Taco

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    ...and its a first gen
     
  4. Oct 19, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    TacoNut

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    ahh sorry... should probably read next time. :D
     
  5. Oct 19, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    any smell in max a/c? and is the temp blend door in warm or cold? and if you move the temp blend door does the smell change?
     
  6. Oct 19, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    never have too nasty of a smell when i turn on the A/C just a little blast of usual AC smell when i first kick it on. with the defroster its always stinkin'
     
  7. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:12 PM
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    What i've done was run the A/C full on with the FRESH AIR button on then have a friend spray an odor neutralizer into the air intake vents at the back of the hood as you switch through each setting-vent/floor/defrost that way EVERYTHING gets a dose:)
     
  8. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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    i'll give it a shot
     
  9. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    This is a good idea!
    Also, anytime the defroster is on, so is the AC. Moisture can accumulate and go "bad", or stale. Run the Fresh air, As Ridgerunner stated, with the AC "Off" (any setting other than "Defrost") for a min. before you shut down the truck. :)
     
  10. Oct 19, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    Ozium works well to get that moldy sock smell out of vents.
     
  11. Oct 19, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    very true, agree 100%. but also would recommend checking your a/c drain just to much sure its not plugged or blocked.......if blocked could cause the moisture to stay in the system and cause that usual a/c stench. just an idea:)
     
  12. Oct 19, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    i had that smell in my 1st and 2nd gen tacoma i like the odor neutralizer idea to!
     
  13. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    Valid idea, but if its blocked, it would leak water on the floor of the cab. :)
     
  14. Oct 20, 2008 at 4:55 PM
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    true, true.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2008 at 11:45 PM
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    My truck stinks when I run the windshield wiper fluid with the air on. The air by itself doesn't smell (all of them are fine, defrost/ac/regular), but once i turn on the fluid, ohhh man it smells. Is there a way to "febreeze" that?

    Yes. Hijackin the thread.
     
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