smell from air conditioner

Old 06-20-2007, 10:48 AM
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smell from air conditioner

I have an foul smell coming from the air conditioner. Anyone know how to get to the "root" of this. I know there are filters and such typically and some cars are easy to get at and others not. Typically under the dash. Anyone with experience on this? Information appreciated. JEH 2000 S20000
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:51 AM
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Start here...How to change the cabin air filter
that should help.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:58 PM
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As mentioned above, change the filter, it's not that hard. Here is what my last one looked like when I changed it:
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:10 PM
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I did it and it was easy!!! Once I was pointed in the right direction. Thanks guys. That saved me money and a run to the dealers. All kinds of "boogers" in there. Got to smell better now. I doubt it was ever changed. John H
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:40 PM
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I need to check mine. Last time at the dealer checkin on services, the guy made a point while goin down the list to say "oh you car doesnt have one of those." Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2007, 10:58 AM
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Oh my god...I didn't even know we had one of these. I have 100k miles on the car and have never changed it. I'm wondering what is growing on mine.
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:47 PM
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I change mine about every 15-20k. I find leaves and feathers as well as dust.

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Old 11-10-2007, 01:24 AM
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Thanks guys. Also wasn't aware we had one'a them.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:58 PM
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do you smell it when the ac is on for a little while?
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