BAD A/C & Heating smell - Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site
Suzuki Forum Suzuki Forums

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Kizashi
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance Advertise

Suzuki-Forums.com is the premier Suzuki All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2014, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
MikeD5207 is on a distinguished road
Default BAD A/C & Heating smell

After hours of tearing apart vents, blower fan and ducting we can not locate what is causing a VERY strong mildew/stagnant water smell. We have checked the evaporator drain and blew it out, there was no blockage. We have checked various places for a small decaying rodent and no luck.

Has anyone had a similar issue? The smell is worst when the Defrost is on and its wet/raining outside.

Our next step is to Order some BG A/C foam cleaner


Any thoughts........
MikeD5207 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-18-2014, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
Posts: 11,936
Gallery: 0
fordem will become famous soon enough
Default

My remedy for that has been Lysol disinfectant spray (not the air freshener) - find the recirculate air intake (usually behind the glove box), set the controls for recirculate, full cool, fan on high and liberally spray the disinfectant into the recirculate intake.
__________________
98 - 1.8 Mitsubishi Pajero iO
98 - 2.0 Suzuki Grand Vitara - SQ420
05 - 2.0 Suzuki Grand Vitara - JB420
15 - 2.4 Kia Sportage
fordem is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-18-2014, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
MikeD5207 is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks.............have done that a few times, its hit or miss and when it does work, comes back in a few days
MikeD5207 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
Veteran
 
murcod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,100
Gallery: 0
murcod is on a distinguished road
Default

Perhaps try replacing the cabin air intake filter with a carbon type filter element? eg. http://www.summitracing.com/int/part.../model/kizashi While replacing it, you could also spray into the filter cavity.

murcod is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-11-2016, 07:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1
Gallery: 0
s3kgt is on a distinguished road
Default

Hi, I have noticed the same thing with my car. I only notice it during the warm humid months, or when its been raining a lot. I'm about to start digging into car to see if I can find the source my self. Just wondering if you guys have figured it out yet. Thanks!
s3kgt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2017, 07:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 3
Gallery: 0
hermine6nelle is on a distinguished road
Default

The same thing I have noticed with my car. It's really strange and I don't know what the cause of this is.

I will follow this thread.
__________________
[URL="http://www.nluug25.nl/"]http://www.nluug25.nl/[/URL]
hermine6nelle is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site > Suzuki Models > Suzuki Kizashi

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Forums: Suzuki Forum Site forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.