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Old 02-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default wierd smell when heat is turned on

When I turn on the heat there is a weird smell. I think it goes away after 5 minutes or so... or maybe I get used to it. My wife says its terrible. I don't find it that bad, but it is noticeable. Its not gas. I don't know what it is. What should I look at to find the source of the smell?

I am changing the cabin air filter this week. Could that be it, even if it only happens when I turn on the heat?

I don't think this is related but I recently started hearing a subtle metal noise. Like if a piece of metal was dangling and hitting another piece of metal every now and then. I think its very subtle and most people would not notice it. It doesn't happen continuously. I sorta think ti happens when I accelerate, but I am not sure. Does that give any hints about the smell issue or is it totally unrelated?
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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Maybe an exhaust leak?

Found a post here on cleaning the system if you find that the cabin filter doesn't do the trick.
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