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Old 10 Jul 2015, 01:06 am
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Default AC STINKS

I had an AC diagnosis, they said the evaporator was shot. Now the car stinks to high heaven when AC or heater is on. What gives? Is there a way to "plug up" a evoporator? OR How do I get rid of the smell?
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Old 11 Jul 2015, 08:07 am
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The area gets bacteria growing from the condensation. There are cleaning kits available. First you need to make sure the drain hole is not plugged up. Then I think you shoot the cleaner in from the drain hole. It's a foam and fills up like shaving cream and kilsl the bacteria. That should stop the smell. I think you shoot this stuff in the ducts as well just follow the directions. That should take care of the problem for a while. If the evaporator is really clogged with stuff you may have to repeat it a few times a year. Otherwise you need to remove or replace it and that requires removing the whole dash. $$$$$$

Good luck!!
Mike
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Old 11 Jul 2015, 12:00 pm
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Charcoal briquettes (Kingsford for the grill) will help to lessen or eliminate the smell or granulated charcoal but it could be messy if spilled
try to find an OZone machine to run in the car for a few days
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