: My a/c vents smell like armpit, how to deoderize?



lreddiablo
08-24-10, 05:14 PM
Ever since I took my car in for work (fix dent on passanger door) my car smells like armpit. I think I notice it coming in through the ventilation which is weird cuz they shouldn't have been working under the hood. So anyone know a good way to depderize this? Do I spray something in the intake for this? Where is the intake for the ventilation?

M.A.C
08-24-10, 05:24 PM
Mine smelled like garbage because of the vent. It cleared up--I don't know why. Shut the A/C off and I would get hit by a wall foul smelling air.

KRSTS
08-24-10, 05:27 PM
Dealership may have a rat/mouse problem and put poison down. Rat ate the poison, crawled into your car somewhere and died. Happened to me once!:crying2:

next2pool
08-24-10, 06:02 PM
Ever since I took my car in for work (fix dent on passanger door) my car smells like armpit. I think I notice it coming in through the ventilation which is weird cuz they shouldn't have been working under the hood. So anyone know a good way to depderize this? Do I spray something in the intake for this? Where is the intake for the ventilation?

That's a very common problem and probably unrelated to the repair. You can go to Autozone, Checker, or your dealer and get the spray designed just for that. Set the blower on high, but make sure the system is not in recirc mode and spray into the air inlet. Personally I use Clorox cleanup in a spray bottle, but that may not be for everybody, but it sure works and kills all mode and mildew in the system.

lreddiablo
08-24-10, 07:24 PM
Where exactly is the air inlet, what does it look like?

kschwed
08-24-10, 07:39 PM
Where exactly is the air inlet, what does it look like?

Somewhat of an unrelated issue, but does anyone else notice that when you completely turn off the climate control system, you can still feel air coming in through the floor vents?

EChas3
08-24-10, 08:55 PM
Make sure your HVAC condensate drain is open. It's easy this time of year; if your car drips on the ground, it's clear.

next2pool
08-24-10, 09:38 PM
Where exactly is the air inlet, what does it look like?

I'd have to go down to the car to have a look, but it's going to be at the base of the windshield with the hood open at the rear of the engine compartment.

lreddiablo
08-25-10, 02:46 AM
Oh ya, I think i kinda remember that, now to spray something good down there...

SlickCityStan
08-25-10, 04:38 PM
Somewhat of an unrelated issue, but does anyone else notice that when you completely turn off the climate control system, you can still feel air coming in through the floor vents?yes you do still have some air coming in that's to prevent accidental carbon monoxide poisioning when driving for long periods of time. Small leaks in the exhaust system sometimes occur and the exhaust could seep into the cabin even when the car is moving. So there is always some kind of forced air circulation even with the A/C off.

next2pool
08-25-10, 07:38 PM
Part of that is also to direct any humidity down to the floor to keep from condensating on or near the W/S.

caddyfat2
08-26-10, 12:47 PM
My a/c vents smell like armpit, how to deoderize?


Sorry but I feel silly today so just don't shoot it with rightguard antipersperant but seriouly you can go to any auto parts store for products to combat your problem just ask the person behind the counter for his input.

lreddiablo
08-26-10, 06:19 PM
Spray in some deoderent seems right. It really does smell like armpit. I feel like the workers were sweating into the air intake when they were working on the car in the 100 degree heat.