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Windshield wiper fluid STINKS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by pidro_el_pirata, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Sep 22, 2008 at 12:51 AM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    Every time i turn them on it smells like something died in my a/c. I've tried running them until the reservoir runs dry and then filling up with fresh water, several times, but still the same. Any ideas?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2008 at 1:45 AM
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    genxer36

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    May not be your wiper fluid that smells. You may need to have your a/c refreshed (Probably mold causing the bad smell). Last time I had it done on my 05 it cost $30 at the dealer. That was a year or so ago.

    And it solved the funky smell coming from my vents.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2008 at 3:22 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    a/ probably needs refreshening, and also.......maybe add a cabin filter(behind the glove box)....the 05 didnt come with one, but it has the access door for a cabin filter, and you can either buy one, or buy a relatively cheap filter from walmart and make your own and save alotta money.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2008 at 3:49 AM
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    JimBeam

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    the OP has a 2000 tacoma and i doubt he has any cabin air filters

    those are for new age pansies :D

    go get the a/c refreshed and see if that doesnt help
     
  5. Sep 22, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I also doubt it is the wiper fluid, but it wouldn't hurt to run a diluted solution of ammonia through your squirters.

    My AC smells like dirty diapers if I turn the truck off with the AC on, so I just run the fan for about a minute before I turn off the truck.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    ahhhh,dammit!!! when i looked......i skimmed and misread it as a 2005!!! oops!!
     
  7. Sep 22, 2008 at 9:39 AM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    Haha yea i have a first generation truck. But, i know it's not my a/c because i use the a/c all the time and it smells fine. The smell is very distinct and only comes into the cab when i run the wiper fluid.
     
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