Stinky problem?

Asked by Jul 24, 2010 at 12:53 PM about the Toyota Land Cruiser

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn on the AC or heat I get a bad smell coming from the vents.  It's not as
bad as a dead animal and seems to lessen after a few minutes.  I'm about to go on
vacation and my wife will not drive in it until something is done.  I'm looking for
suggestions.
Thanks in advance,
Doug

1 Answer

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if the smell is like wet chothes that have been left for a few days then you have mould in the a/c evaporator. This is usually caused by the drain hole that allows water out of the venting system becoming blocked. Set the a/c to recirculate and spray anitbactirial spray into the recirc vents. P.S. repeated exposure to mould in a/c systems can lead to leigonaires disease.

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