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Smelly A/C

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by mov, Oct 10, 2007.

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    I have had a horrible musky dank smeel coming from the A/C . Car is 1 year old and people have commented on the smell. It is not always there, but usually when I start the car for a while and if I happen to turn off the AC and later back on again, the smell will return for a while.
    I have heard it is bacteria causing the smell....can anyone recommed what i should do or have had similar experience?
    (Also posted in A?C section):cry:
     
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    Our car is around same age as your's mov. We haven't had that happen yet but have only just started to use a/c again in last couple of weeks. Not looking forward to it happening either. Do u run a/c on recirc or on fresh mode? I usually run ours on fresh. No idea if it'd make a difference tho with that sort of problem
     
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    ive heard of it on older cars. as in much older, 15 years etc.. where the drainage pipe for the a/c under the dash becomes blocked. and the moisture from the evaperator builds up, turns into mould, and there is your musky smell.
    but i highly doubt a car one year old would do this. just maybe worth lookin at
     
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    thanks naf33n, someone else I know suggested the same - will check it out.
     
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    "Wurth" make a product that you spray in the fresh air duct. Its designed to kill any bateria and provide a fresh smell.

    I used it a few years ago in my vs statesman
     
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    Yes also had good success with spraying Glen-20 in the fresh air intake..

    And as above have said, fresh air on or recycle all the time and do you smoke??
     
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    I thought of Glen 20 or Scholl Foot Spray but have not tried it yet. Car runs on fresh air all the time and i do not smoke. I am tending to think it has to do with the A/C condensation getting in the carpet but as the smell is not there all the time, it somehow flaws my argument..
     
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    When I read the brochures on the VE they said that they put a special filter in the Air-Con to sift out pollen and all those type of things, maybe it is blocked up or it may not be in the right position, maybe worth a check!!
     
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    When I had a new VT II SS it also had this smelly problem coming out of the a/c vents.

    Holden said it was a rare bacterial issue and that it was not warrantable, so I had to pay 50 odd bucks for them to do some sort of a/c anti-bacterial service.

    Thankfully the awful odour never returned.
     
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    ive got a 06 vz sv6 and would think I have a simmilar smell coming from my ac. I use my ac probably everyday but the smell isnt there all the time. I use the rescirc all the time aswell. Got to have some warranty work done when the parts come in. I suppose it will be another thing I ask them about when I take it in.
     
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    i have a Fortron product that Holden use when ppl take there cars back to fix this issue.
    I used it on my HSV VX R8 and u start the car up, turn a/c on and the fans...you spray this stuff through a vent near the front windscreen where the intake for the a/c is.

    will look at the can tonight and post the name.
    mate gave it to me from back in the day when he used to work at holden as a mechanic
     
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    Thanks,
    would like to try a proven product.
     
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    I have a similar thing, but it's more intermittent, and seems to go away after the AC's been on for a couple of minutes. Dunno if it makes a difference, but I do keep mine on internal circulation more often than not.
     
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    its a FORTRON product
    its call CLEAN-AIR AIR CONDITIONING
    anti bacterial disinfectant

    its in a white can and has all the instructions on how to do it

    i guess a local parts/car shop would sell it...i dont know
    maybe look at fortrons website and see who there distributors are or something...like i said i got mine free off a mate that used to work at holden
     

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