How Do I get rid of animal smell in the car and in the carpet?

Asked by Mar 21, 2017 at 02:53 PM about the 2006 Ford E-350

Question type: General

I bought a vehicle without noticing strong animal smell in the carpet.  How can
get rid of that smell.  Thanks in advance.

3 Answers


You can try to clean it but replacing it is the only way I know of to eliminate the odor.


Yep, agree, pull it and the padding out and replace it. The seats aren't hard to remove, and will likely need a T-50 drive to remove, most of the kick panels/trim panels pop off. If you can't find a replacement carpet I would still pull the old one out of the vehicle and power wash it, however the padding is impossible to really clean, once it gets musty or a smell to it, it's in there.


There is a product on the market called Odor Mute. Look on Ebay or at a pet store. It's a white powder you mix a little with warm water to activate it and then spray it on the suspected area until it's soaking wet. Then let it dry. It biologically breaks down all pet odors like magic. It's been on the market 30 years because it works! But you have to use it before using soaps or detergents which can block the biological action of Odor Mute. I hope this helps.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used E-350 in your area?

CarGurus has 194 nationwide E-350 listings starting at $5,000.


Ford E-350 Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford E-Series Cargo
71 Great Deals out of 3,263 listings starting at $2,680
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
391 Great Deals out of 25,424 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford E-Series Wagon
26 Great Deals out of 1,128 listings starting at $1,800
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
420 Great Deals out of 20,559 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
386 Great Deals out of 44,942 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Express
42 Great Deals out of 4,696 listings starting at $3,400
Used Ford F-150
2,486 Great Deals out of 219,880 listings starting at $1,222
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
66 Great Deals out of 7,978 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Transit Cargo
79 Great Deals out of 16,182 listings starting at $10,499
Used Ford F-450 Super Duty
35 Great Deals out of 2,343 listings starting at $9,500
Used GMC Savana
7 Great Deals out of 1,155 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

1997 Ford E-350 For Sale
17 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.