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After hauling stuff - Stink from vents and AC in my truck is overwhelming

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by doghouseman, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. getbent

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    Turn up the heat... will smell like roast dinner
     
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    By Dead Snail Washer Fluid!

    The hit single was "Cab Stench."
     
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    Yeah this, I had mice make a nest in my trucks air filter cavity, used the filter paper to make it too.
     
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    That's how I accessed the nests on both of my cars.

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    Couple years ago I had a mouse get into the S-2000 engine air filter housing, and set up shop there. Using a tougher filter material now, plus an improvised grille over the opening.

    I had just put that replacement air filter in there - 35 bucks.
     
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    Just an update to this thread.

    Washed the truck all over. Including the vents by the hood. Still stunk.

    Finally changed the cabin filter. Looks like something was building a nest in there, and the smell of death was all over the filter. So I just removed the filter, I didn't replace it yet, but took it out.

    There is still some stink in the truck, but now the cabin filter has been removed, it is better.

    BTW, the cabin filter on a Chevy Silverado is not easy to get to. It is basically behind the glove box.
     
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    Glad you are making progress.
    And leave it to GM to make a car unbelievably difficult and expensive to repair.
     
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    First thing I thought of also. It's the time of year here in the NE when they start looking for warmer digs.
     
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    They make aerosol foggers to set off in houses that have had fires to get rid of the burnt smell. Used car dealers use them a lot. Look online. They’ll overwhelm all odors.
     
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    My neighbor, the town's professional auto mechanic boasts that he knows the way mice get into auto vents for every common model and year of car. He knows right where to go and how to disassemble to remove the varmit. Late fall and end of winter (for people who don't drive their "nice" car for a few months) are his busy time for these types of issues.
     
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