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Diesel smell in cab-even when not running???

Not sure what's going on, however, I have a strong diesel/grease/chemical smell in the cab even when the truck is just sitting. When driving, the AC doesn't really blow that cold anymore, it goes from cool damp air to cold air for a few seconds, back to cool damp air, and it never really takes the humidity out. Yet, the AC sometimes blows the smell of fumes in with it. Sometimes, it's pretty strong when you throw open the door and the cab smells like a dirty garage and diesel fumes.

Maybe the air box is leaking in the air from the engine compartment? Any idea's what this could be would be very helpful; I'm no mechanic but really need this issue fixed. Thanks all!
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Not long after I bought my rig (from original owner, bone-stock and dealer serviced) I began to get the diesel smell in the cab. My dad said his 6.0 had the same problem. His mechanic did the blue spring upgrade and the smell went away.

I thought he was nuts, but since the blue spring is cheap, easy and highly recommended I figured I had nothing to lose except the diesel smell.

Sure enough it worked... Maybe the gasket over the spring housing was seeping or something, I don't know - but it's worth a shot!

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Only takes a small diesel fuel leak to make a lot of smell -- you need to look over the truck with your eyes and nose to find the source

If the smell is diesel smoke, then look for the black soot from the leak

The heater/AC air intake is in the vent just in front of the windshield, so any fumes coming up from the engine compartment will be sucked in there

As far as the 'no cool' situation, that is anyone's guess on here -- need a hands on to access the problem

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I'll take a look into the blue spring upgrade and see what that does. Appreciate the heads up on that.
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Only takes a small diesel fuel leak to make a lot of smell -- you need to look over the truck with your eyes and nose to find the source

If the smell is diesel smoke, then look for the black soot from the leak

The heater/AC air intake is in the vent just in front of the windshield, so any fumes coming up from the engine compartment will be sucked in there

As far as the 'no cool' situation, that is anyone's guess on here -- need a hands on to access the problem
I put my eyes on it a few days ago, right after my mechanic finished doing some work on it and I couldn't find anything. I'm going to check it again later today and see if I can't find the source. It's a pretty nasty smell and once it starts coming in through the AC vents, it gets downright obnoxious; especially in the hot SW Florida sun! Thanks for the advice!
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