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Old 08-12-2010
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Stinky A/C

My vents started to reaaaally stink, like granny's feet after a 30 miles walk.

I searched a bit about that, and heard it could be mold or some kind of fungus building up on the evaporator core. I also read it can be solved by spraying Lysol into the air intake.... but where's that ?? Should I spray it on the outside, under the wipers, or somewhere under the dash, or is there any hose that I can easily reach. I'll be buying Lysol ASAP, but i still need to know where to spray it...

Also learned a few tricks to prevent that... like using the A/C more often, and turn it off a few miles before arriving to destination.

Do you guys have any other tips or ways to solve that ?
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I tried using lysol..only worked for a week or two. I tried lots of things....when shutting the truck off I put it on AC and do it every time I shut the truck off. I haven't had the mold stink since I've started doing that. Lets the air get in there and dry out any moisture.
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I tried using lysol..only worked for a week or two. I tried lots of things....when shutting the truck off I put it on AC and do it every time I shut the truck off. I haven't had the mold stink since I've started doing that. Lets the air get in there and dry out any moisture.
Heeummm.... so you get back home, shut it off, then put it on A/C ??? I'm not sure to get the right idea..... how is that supposed to dry things out.....
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You just put it on AC when you are going to park the truck...weather the truck is on or off has no impact. With the AC in the on position, the vent door is open so fresh air can get at the condenser, no more mold growth, good to go.
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Ohhhh now I get it ! That makes sense, I'll try to remember that, that should help, but what about the Lysol..... do I spray it under the wipers with the A/c on full blast, or somewhere under the dash ??
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What the hell is this about lysol and A/C? Seriously - if it stinks bad, you probably have either a dead mouse that 'somehow' crawled its way in - or your Coil/Heater core is going bad and your smelling hot fluid leaking its way out. Does your window ever fog up at all with the heat on?
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It just smells like mold...I took out the blower motor, seen no leaves or anything rotting in there, started to leave the ac on all the time, away the stink went, no more runny nose, no more sneezing.
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What the hell is this about lysol and A/C? Seriously - if it stinks bad, you probably have either a dead mouse that 'somehow' crawled its way in - or your Coil/Heater core is going bad and your smelling hot fluid leaking its way out. Does your window ever fog up at all with the heat on?
Nah my core is good, and i can tell the difference between coolant..... and something much worse. The idea of the lysol this is that, with all the moisture building up around the evaporator core, well.... moisture...mold......bacterias..... lysol = kills bacterias

BTW, the odor is gone now, did'nt have to use lysol or do anything major; i just used the a/c alot, and also full heat, to dry things out. I'm still going to spray lysol in there when i have some free time.
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Yeah, if you use it a lot its' not bad, I still put mine to AC when it's off just so it can dry out.
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How about just unplugging the drain for the condenser ?
That water has to have someplace to go and it's usually on the ground.
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My drain does function, I blew air up it even though it would **** water pretty quickly with the AC on.
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