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Old 06-21-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Car ac smells bad

So when I turn my a.c. it throws out a really bad smell. It takes a while to go away but it eventually does. Its a V6 with reman compressor and new accumulator
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Old 06-21-2014, 10:04 AM   #2
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sometimes they do that if you havnt used it in a while. theres a chance you could have somethin nasty up in there but usually if you just let it run for a while itll clear out.
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These cars don't have a cabin filter do they?
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Yes they do. It's under the passenger side cover by the windshield wiper. You have to pop the hood to remove it.

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Do I have to take off the cowl thing where the wipers are at
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Ok so on other forums they say only 05+ mustang have a filter
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Ok just saw you have a '03. not sure then.
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No cabin air filter, but you could have something nasty under the cowl. I would take a look if I were you. Clean it either way.
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Thanks guys I'll try that tomorrow. I read to leave the vent on instead of completely turning off the ac so I'm trying that as well
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What you've got is mold/mildew in your a/c components under/behind your dash. Go to the local chain auto parts store and buy a spray can to clean and kill it. The stuff is with the a/c stuff in the store. Cost like $7 but works like a champ and well worth it. Sprays in your vents and at the air intake at the cowl.
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