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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Musty-smelling heater

Why does my heater smell so musty ?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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cabin filter thingy might need changing? an animal made a home in your heater box? i dunno,, just a couple guesses,,
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Gord:most probably mildew buildup on evaporator,you can use a deoderant spray on evap core will fix short term,or take it to shopthat can do a evap cleaning(we use dwd2 evaporator system cleaning kit.)


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Could be caused by some residual moisture from the air conditioner, it should go away the more you use the heater, but if it doesn't then it could be the filter. That's my best guess...

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got some ppl that dont like you ? i know ppl who have had stuff poured down the front valance (like milk) and its a terrible smell from what i hear ive never actually smelt it but im sure it stinks... someone could have used something different along the same lines
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got some ppl that dont like you ? i know ppl who have had stuff poured down the front valance (like milk) and its a terrible smell from what i hear ive never actually smelt it but im sure it stinks... someone could have used something different along the same lines
Man that's nasty

another thing I would check is the drain tube for the A/C if it beacme clogged it could be holding water from the A/C in the heater box giving you that musty smell

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could be a small leak in the heater core too. That smells pretty nasty.

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^^^I could smell that for almost a year after my core went bad it leaked all over my truck and I guess they didn't clean it all when the dash was apart to replace the core. More of a rubbery/coolant stink though


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Man, you really wanna mess with someones shit, you pour Curry powder into the intake vents, you literally have to burn the car to get rid of the smell

But yeah like it was said, take some compressed air, and blow out your evap drain line, and if it doesnt go away after a few days, then your probably gonna have to get the evap coil cleaned.

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there is a product made by "WURTH" that some how gets rid off the odors like they werent even there..
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