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Smell from heater

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Deoxide, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Nov 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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    Deoxide

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    I have no clue where to post this but when I use my heat and change it defrost/feet or just feet area it has a really weird smell. Anyone have a clue why? 2012 double cab
     
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  2. Nov 28, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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    WhatThePho?

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    Explain the smell?
    Could be coolant, could be the smell of feet.
    Does it smell like anti freeze?
     
  3. Nov 28, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Possibly a dead rodent? Whens the last time you cleaned your in cabin air filter?
     
  4. Nov 28, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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    it's been there since i got the truck so I just never turned it to the feet option or what ever. can't really explain the smell not like bad feet or anything. i just changed the in cabin air filter.
     
  5. Nov 28, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    ill go see if i can figure out what it smells like and ill get back with you guys
     
  6. Nov 28, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    AC compressor runs when on defrost to dry the air, could be mildew on the evaporator.
     
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    same deal with my 2012 DCLB. smell is worse with defrost or defrost/feet setting. filter changed. any luck getting this to go away deoxide?
     
  8. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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    I haven't figured anything out I have had people tell me it smells like vinegar tho. It's only on feet and defrost/feet. I have just avoided using those settings as much as possible.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:24 PM
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    Maybe it's your feet?
     
  10. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:32 PM
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    Previous owner have children? Spilled milk that spoils smells a bit like vinegar. Buddy couldn't sell a trade in cuz of spilled/spoiled milk. Removed everything in the cab, gave it a bath and most of it went away.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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    Inside the HVAC box there is a shallow depression at the base of the evaporator. Perfect place for condensation off the evaporator to collect and grow stinky stuff. A hose drains this space to the outside. Maybe outlet of hose plugged?
     
  12. Jan 14, 2014 at 1:55 PM
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    Same smell if I am not in the truck
     
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