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    To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Greets,

    Looking at used cars and came across one with an unusal odor inside. I can only describe it as that smell you notice when you open a refrigerator thats been turned off for awhile. Any ideas on the source of said smell? My first thought would be the air conditioner, but the smell is there prior to turning the car on.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Somebody died in it.
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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Car was in a flood.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Either way, you probably cannot get rid of that smell without gutting the interior and replacing it.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    If the car has been in a flood the problems with the car will be far more than the smell!

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    I'll never forget one of my first road trips when I was a brand new 16 year old driver, took the beater '85 crown Victoria old lady car down to Pittsburgh for a Peter Paul and Mary concert (in 2003, I was a strange teenager and likely the youngest person at the concert haha) I remember wanting to take my big old Lincoln continental but the parentals wouldn't let me lest something happen to it with me being a good but still inexperienced driver...anyway, I didn't realize I had the climate control set to a/c and the a/c didn't function but the pump was running non stop for about 4 hours of intense highway and city driving, it finally blew up, the car was smoking under the hood pretty bad, and I don't think I will ever forget the smell that permeated the car from this incident. I had pulled into a very curious metal working shop seemingly run entirely by big burly women, I will never forget this day haha. The car was fine once the smoke stopped and the a/c was shut off, but the smell was incredible. It had real staying power too, you could still smell it inside for years, we didn't care because no one really drove the car after that, I stuck to the Continental and my 63 Thunderbird for a few years after... But long story short maybe that's what you're smelling, it was rather "warm disused fridge" or kind of rotten egg smelling, but almost worse. Of course now I associate that smell with good memories of my disastrous first road trip, I almost smile while I cringe on the rare occasion I am met with a similar odour. But I don't have a sensitive nose, I almost enjoy skunk smell, drives people insane when I open the windows! Still wouldn't wanna be sprayed by one and I've never run a/c in a car with an ageing climate control system again...
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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    My guess would be spilt milk, don't cry over it though.

    Pull carpet and pad and scrub floor and clean carpet with extractor machine with odor absorbing carpet cleaner (both sides, do it, flip it and do again.) and spray all down with Fabreeze and I bet it will be gone.

    Lysol sprayed in the intake under windshield is a good way to get rid of AC/heater odors, try that first. follow that a week later by fabreeze, Lysol will kill bacteria and the fabreeze will eliminate odor.
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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Are cars really resold that people die in? There is a strange stain that showed up on my passenger seat about a week after I had the car. No smell, but looks like it could be blood.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    Are cars really resold that people die in? There is a strange stain that showed up on my passenger seat about a week after I had the car. No smell, but looks like it could be blood.
    It was Carl's Jr.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    I'm not planning on buying that car, just never met that particular odor in a car before. Doubt it was spilled milk, car has been detailed inside and out but still got an odor that turns my stomach. Sad part is out of all the cars I've looked at so far that's the best one. I've seen so many white smokers, oil drippers etc. that I'm starting to believe that a good/sound working Nstar is just a myth. Here's my favorite advert so far :

    "THIS OLD CADDY RUNS SHIFTS AND DRIVES NICELY.THERE IS A COUPLE OF WARNING LIGHTS COMING ON THAT SAY,LOW COOLANT,SUSPENSION SYSTEM,ETC.THIS CAR SEEMS TO BE IN GOOD CONDITION WITH THOSE EXCEPTIONS."

    That's a real ad believe it or not for a 2002 DTS with an asking price of 6 grand.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Baking soda may help. From the sounds of it, LOTS of baking soda. I would sprinkle it all over the carpet and any surface that could harbor the stink. One or two open containers of baking soda left in the vehicle would also help absorb odors.
    The above post is my 2 cents....nothing more.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Quote Originally Posted by DJSG3 View Post
    Sad part is out of all the cars I've looked at so far that's the best one. I've seen so many white smokers, oil drippers etc. that I'm starting to believe that a good/sound working Nstar is just a myth.
    Go find you a granny car that was always dealer maintained. The worst you'll have to worry about is the possibility of senior rash and carbon buildup. Worked for me
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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    Quote Originally Posted by Faith76 View Post
    Are cars really resold that people die in? There is a strange stain that showed up on my passenger seat about a week after I had the car. No smell, but looks like it could be blood.
    What about Die to be in?

    Seems Your hearse may have seen a few dead bodies in it's day.

    BTW, doesn't need to be a dead person. A cousin of mine in Wisconsin had a perfect 50's truck he had restored. lent it to his father and it had an issue so he parked it. He killed a deer that winter and had no place to put it so he put it in the cab of the truck. Winter went and summer came and the deer was still in the truck. Made a mess of that poor truck and he said the smell was one of the worst things he had ever smelt. Took the truck back and completely gutted the interior. oh yeah, the rats and insects loved it though.

    Dead rotting flesh is nasty.

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    Re: To quote lynyrd skynyrd : Ohh ohh that smell

    It took a couple years to get the dead mouse smell out of the vette. Always close the windows and replace the top in the garage. Lesson learned. A few years ago, I won an 06 Tacoma on an auction. The drivers wiwindow was left open and I found mold. It only took minutes to pull the interior apart and disinfect, then let it dry in the sun for a couple days. No problems from there.

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