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    this stupid smell is AGGRIVATING!!!

    I FINALLY post here about it. There is a certain smell that comes from the vents when I turn on the defroster. NO OTHER TIME does this do it.
    Does anyone else have this problem? How did you solve it?
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    If it smells like coolant, well then it's coolant and your heater core is leaking. That's not likely though. Do you know what A/C lube smells like? If it's that, then the A/C (which runs constitutively when the defroster is running) may have sprouted a leak. That's unlikely also though.

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    If it smells like ganja or some other such spiritual aid, it's likely microorganisms living in your ducting. You can buy a spray or you can roll down all the windows and let the fan run on high for several minutes after using the system and it might get the smell out after a few cycles. Some species are really resilient and can sporulate though so they're hard to get rid of. Check the cabin filter behind the glove box too just in case, and like I said in the previous thread if you have Bob Marley CDs in the stereo, remove them.
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    Could be a dead mouse or something. That happened to my fathers truck. It was absolutely horrible.

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    If it smells like ganja or some other such spiritual aid, it's likely microorganisms living in your ducting.
    That is what I was thinking, anytime you have that recirculate on for a/c or whatever, it is going to suck all of that in there and then you will smell it everytime you turn it on. Whether you were smoking cigarettes or fatties, or just some greasy fast food, stay away from the recirculate if you dont want that smell staying in there.

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    The sad thing is, even if you don't smoke anything in the car the vents can get moisture and then they get buggy and it smells like skunk anyway. Mine stunk really bad until I made a point of letting them dry out.
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    I haven't smoked anything in there in just about a year.
    It smells....like feet, but worse

    (and NO, it is NOT me)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxlude
    I haven't smoked anything in there in just about a year.
    It smells....like feet, but worse

    (and NO, it is NOT me)

    oh man.. you answered my ? before I could ask...
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    Glade car-vent air fresheners do an amazing job of covering up stinky smells. And they are available in manly scents too such as 'fresh outdoors' so you don't have to settle for the 'jasmine mist' or 'tropical breeze'.
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    I get some strange smell when I turn on my defroster most of the time... it sort of smells like dust, but it's hard to describe. I am going to try cleaning out/replacing the air filter behind the glove box and see if that helps
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