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post #1 of 11 Old 08-17-2008, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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i have a bad smell coming from the a/c vents, also seems to be not as cold,do i need a recharge,or is something on it's way out? can't stand the smell it's bad.help thank's

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Check for any dead animals in the undercarriage....that's my first guess.


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you know it's funny you would say that,i was thinking we have alot of stray cats around here, always under the truck guess i should check, i looked under the hood but i have yet to look under the truck. thanks

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Offensive A/C Systems: A/C Evaporator Problems

It's bacterial growth. This site tells ya how to fix it.

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Offensive A/C Systems: A/C Evaporator Problems

It's bacterial growth. This site tells ya how to fix it.
hey thanks i read the article i will have to try one of the fixes. i read a thread the other day about a smell from the a/c but i did a search and could not find it ,maybe the lysol will work, it's been in the high 90's hear and my a/c smells like a dead animal.

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Does the smell occur all the time or after you run it hard or when you are towing a load?
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all of the time seems worse when idleing.the smell came out of know where, one day it worked next day yuck! truck temp. is fine i hosed out the radiator the best i could but not much change,first i thought i had a varment stuck some where but the article on the evap.tell's me i'm not the only one.

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The smell in my truck smells like stale pee when you are towing a trailer and the egt's get into the 850-900 degree range. I lose water also.
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no mine runs good, just smells like i'm hauling a dead body around

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