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Re: 2 seconds of stink?

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ok 54 people have read this and no comments. Im thinking i am alone on this one. I guess i will need to ask the service dept on the next visit.
It wasn't a particularly distinctive stink description.

Every now and then, after a hot day, the next morning I get a mild whiff of what smells sorta like coolant, but its gone so fast I could be imagining it, and it doesn't even reliably happen.

Eau de stinky socks is typically cruft/crud/algae/mold/mildew in the A/C due to moisture, but on a new vehicle this seems wierd unless you do NOT see a huge puddle under it when parking after a good drive on a hot muggy day--where you could have a drain tube clogged.

Unfortunately, without you posting a sample of either your smell or your stinky socks, hard to say if could be some other mild fluid leak. You might want to take a stinky sock to the dealer as a sample, and just hope the Jeep smells up when there--where it may have to be done first thing in AM, after a hot run, etc. whatever it is when you notice it.
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Re: 2 seconds of stink?

What we need here is a scratch and sniff post option.
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I had that problem and cleaned the tubing by spraying Lysol in there for a solid 5 minutes with ac on
Most auto stores and dealer parts carry the A/C destink spray. Haven't looked to see if a good place to spray it exists on the WK2s yet.

There is also an A/C foam that works even better, but then, you gotta get the foam out of there.

Maybe if you hang a couple strips of bacon in there, you won't mind as much.

Still seems odd on such a new vehicle, it usually takes a year or more to build up such that it stinks.

Its under warranty, make them take a good whiff.
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Re: 2 seconds of stink?

Lysol into the interior intake with the a/c on recirculate. Worked for me on a new '93 explorer. But, it only took a couple of 5 second bursts.

The service manager did it to clear the smell and recommended doing it once a year after a humid summer.



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Re: 2 seconds of stink?

but this is brand new? why would it stink from the factory?

I will have them try to fix i guess when it goes in for the oil change...
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ok 54 people have read this and no comments. Im thinking i am alone on this one. I guess i will need to ask the service dept on the next visit.

Maybe everyone figured you were just gonna let the dealer take care of it, rather than try anything on your own.



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I used to get the same smell every time I turned the a/c on. I replaced the air filter and it did not help. It only comes on w/ the a/c for the first few seconds.

I have this issue. When switching between AC and just air blowing through the vents, I'll have a few seconds of stink.

What did the dealer say when you took it in (or did you even take it in)?
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Re: 2 seconds of stink?

mine smells like yummy new car and leather.....go figure
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