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Air Conditioning smells

haas2haas2 Posts: 2
edited March 2014 in Chrysler
I have a 1998 Chrysler Concord that is producing a very nasty smell through the air conditioning and heating system. I've tried spraying a solution of water and bleach and some store bought items in the air intake but no luck. The dealer wants to use a deodorizer but I think that will just mask the real problem. Any ideas?

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  • brorjacebrorjace Posts: 588
    I don't know of a permanent solution but there are a few things you can do to minimize the smell:

    #1, don't run your A/C with the recirculate button. Use the fresh air setting as much as possible.

    #2, try to turn off the A/C a few minutes before you arrive at your destination to allow air to flow through the ducting without it being chilled and forming condensation.

    #3, One per week, spray lysol under your hood (look for the intakes at the base of the windshield) with the fan running. This helps knock down the mold and mildew.

    --- Bror Jace
  • tomj5tomj5 Posts: 209
    A relative had a Dodge that had the same problem. It turned out to be a clogged drain in the AC exchanger. It was hard to fix. Sounds like the Dealer knows it and is fluffing you off. Good luck...
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    Great discussion! Let's move it over to the more general topic about climate control issues:

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