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    #31
    That smell comes from bacterial growth on the cooling coil and adjacent surfaces.

    Aluminum, unlike copper or stainless, is not bacteriostatic. Remember back in the 80's when cars then still had copper coils?

    Quick and dirty (pardon the pun) solution is to install an car air ionizer. Occasional cleaning helps too.

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    #32
    I Think the odor is cause by the detergent use by A.C. Shop in cleaning our evaporator..... my ride po dati wala naman bad odor ngayon meron ng kunti... kami lang kasi nag linis ng rear evaporator ang natira nalang eh yung evaporator hanging and w.o pulling it down, ginamitan ko ng detergent... ngayon may bad smell na sa umpisa... pero yung front na a.c. wala pa din bad smell...

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    #33
    BACTERIA? YES maybe.... yung a.c. shop na EDS after nila linisin ANG evaporator, oven pa nila yung evaporator, may malaking malaking oven sila pang evaporator at condenser, sabi nila dapat daw kasi free from moisture ang loob ng evaporator at condenser natin at pag may moisture the moisture mix with ANY refrigirant can cause changes sa chemical composition of the refrigirant and could be the cause of some a.c. why hindi na ganun kalamig tulad ng bago... IMO at baka din the moisture will freeze and it will cause clogging sa a.c. system at IMO PUtting it in the oven will also helps to kill the bacteria build up sa Evaporator natin....

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    #34
    When cleaning the coil you'd want to dry it thoroughly.

    But it will inevitably pick up moisture later on, and bacteria from the surrounding air.

    You can try generously spraying lysol under the dash while the A/C is on so as to disinfect the coil.

    Works for us.

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    #35
    Yes it is bacteria.

    As per `Automotive Airconditioning and Climate Control Sytems` 2006 Edition

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    #36
    Quote Originally Posted by ;2015363
    When cleaning the coil you'd want to dry it thoroughly.

    But it will inevitably pick up moisture later on, and bacteria from the surrounding air.

    You can try generously spraying lysol under the dash while the A/C is on so as to disinfect the coil.

    Works for us.
    We use 70% alcohol, seems to work too.
    Last edited by mark_t; September 30th, 2012 at 10:49 PM.

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    #37
    try mo ito bro.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrVc_FXrbHY]Getting Rid Of Stinky Car AC Odors - YouTube[/ame]

    Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how to get rid of those horrid stinky air conditioner smells in your car with a simple spray

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    #38
    Sharing, how to replace Cabin Filter on a 2015 Mitsubishi Montero sport 2015.
    These steps are applicable to all 2nd Generation Mitsu Montero Sport.
    Hope this helps.

    How to Replace Cabin Air Filter on a Montero Sport GLX 2015 - YouTube

    - cabin filter should be replaced every 7,000 to 10,000 km
    - once signs of foul odor starts, check the ac filter and see if its already dirty
    - its easy to replace and it would save you some money instead of having the casa replace it for you.

    hope this helps.

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    #39
    ^25000km ang palit sa akin..every 5000km linis lang

    Before replacing the cabin filter, check first the condition after cleaning, if the segments are torn apart already then thats the time to replace it

    For fragrance, spray the filter fibers with your favorite perfume after cleaning it ofcourse

    Sent from my GT-P3110 using Tsikot Forums mobile app
    Last edited by kisshmet; March 28th, 2017 at 01:17 PM.

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    #40
    Quote Originally Posted by Manilablock View Post
    try mo ito bro.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrVc_FXrbHY]Getting Rid Of Stinky Car AC Odors - YouTube[/ame]

    Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how to get rid of those horrid stinky air conditioner smells in your car with a simple spray
    This is logical and the most practical. Thank you for sharing!

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