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Old 06-20-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Bad smell from blower vents

Whenever I start my car and have the A/c on or just tht blower there is a strong odor that at times is too much. I do not know if anybody else has ever incountered it or what a solution might be.
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:39 PM   #2
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there is probaly mold or some nasty swampy $hit growing on your evaporater. try turning on the heat in your car for a while and leave it sit. this should dry out the evaporater and hopefully solve some of the groeing mold issue. if not, then you will probably have to take it somewhere to be taken apart and cleaned.

p.s. DO NOT turn on the ac switch when you have the heat on to dry out the evap.

hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:49 PM   #3
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Switch the heat to max, run the air in recirc mode, and fans on full. Leave windows up.

Run the car like this for a minimum of 5mins, preferably in the shade (maybe nighttime?).

You can run the A/C at the same time if you wish.

There is also an antibacterial spray you can buy, which you spray into the air system intake (the grille under the windscreen), and into the vents of the car. This forces the air to recirculate many times...though for the intake under the windscreen you will want to turn the recirc mode off.
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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Switch the heat to max, run the air in recirc mode, and fans on full. Leave windows up.

Run the car like this for a minimum of 5mins, preferably in the shade (maybe nighttime?).

You can run the A/C at the same time if you wish.

There is also an antibacterial spray you can buy, which you spray into the air system intake (the grille under the windscreen), and into the vents of the car. This forces the air to recirculate many times...though for the intake under the windscreen you will want to turn the recirc mode off.
What is this Frigi-Fresh? apply the same way?
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Old 06-20-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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Might wanna check out the cabin air filter too...depending on if you have one, but you probably should. Since you give no car info, who knows which generation legacy you have.

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Old 06-20-2005, 05:25 PM   #6
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No idea what Frigifresh is. I bought a pumpspray from Murrays Auto, and sprayed about 4 capfuls into my sister's Honda Odyssey, and it smells MUCH better.

You can try just running the heater core on HOT, recirc. That should kill a lot of bacteria. Bacteria grows when the evaporator core is damp and cool...
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I am refering to a 99 subaru legacy. I am not sure about the cabin air filter and would be interested in its issues here.
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Old 06-20-2005, 05:32 PM   #8
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No idea what Frigifresh is. I bought a pumpspray from Murrays Auto, and sprayed about 4 capfuls into my sister's Honda Odyssey, and it smells MUCH better.

You can try just running the heater core on HOT, recirc. That should kill a lot of bacteria. Bacteria grows when the evaporator core is damp and cool...
I found the Fringi-Fresh from internet references on the topic of vehicle blower mould
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Old 06-20-2005, 08:39 PM   #9
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If it is mildew, you can prevent it by shutting off the AC and running the fan about 3-5 minutes everytime before you leave the car sit for a long time.
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Whenever I start my car and have the A/c on or just tht blower there is a strong odor that at times is too much. I do not know if anybody else has ever incountered it or what a solution might be.
This is what happens when you set your air vents on "recirculate" and then fart in your car.
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