kdogg is correct about the a/c the evaporator is not completely drybg77 said:I recently have been noticing a funny smell when I get in and start the car with the A/C on. It goes away within a few seconds, but still the smell. It was not there awile ago. Anyone else with this problem? Thanks
My friends Jetta said to do that.. not sure what the Caliber one says because I havn't read it yet.kdogg said:I've been told to turn off the A/C about 2 minutes before you park it, and let the fan blow all the condensation out of the vents. That's what you're smelling. Hope that helps.
The filter is only installed if you added the optional "security group" which included the tonneau, and cabin air filter. Just picked up a filter for my car today from local dealer. $23 after taxes. It's a carbon inpregnated filter that filters alergens and smells from the outside air. Not sure how much it will help with moisture from the A/C though. Part number is 05058381AAsxtcaliguy07 said:WHOA WHOA WHOA WHOA! i havent been on this site since i bought my car! and i forgot about this place!
My a/c did the same thing but i couldnt take it anymore, they replaced my entire a/c system. i told them they can either replace the a/c or the car they have a choice lol so they did i got my way and no smell since then...
and actually the reason was because there was no cabin filter in my car... behind the glove box if you just squeeze the sides in and let the glove box drop down there is a little cover you can open up... i bet you didnt find a cabin filter in there!!! yea well they were cheap and didnt supply these. this filter is suppose to keep the moisture out of the evaporator and well it doesnt work if there isnt one in there. they put on in and the smell was still there soooo after they gave me a rental for 4 days they replaced my ENTIRE a/c system and put a cabin filter in it. no smell EVER since then
This AC smell is a problem generally radiating from the evaporatorcannonball said:Oh my can this get really bad that the condensation leaks into the carpet?I have been having that problem with my ac smelling bad I noticed it after about 2 weeks of purchasing the car,and now it is unbearable and my carpet on the back floor both sides is wet.