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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

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You can get some Vent spray from advanced auto parts. I actually bought it today because I was experiencing some odor from my vents and all you do is spray inside the vents with it and let it sit for a day with the Fan Off. And they say that the odor will go away. Also check your Cabin Air Filter.
x2. My ZJ had the same issue and I used vent spray. Problem solved.
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

Hmm, didn't realize that this thread was 3 pages long. I'm sure that others co-signed to what he said already
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change your settings to 50 posts per page lol
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

I didn't know I could go that long. BRB
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

I've had the same funk issues with our 06 Overland.

Just ordered the filter kit from JustforJeeps.com. Part number is 82208300. Good info at http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_cabinair.htm on the topic. It was $47.61 for the filter and UPS Ground to Dallas was $10.05. I used coupon code "tjoos5" to get 5% off and the grand total was $55.28.

I also found the Interdynamics Pure Air A/C Duct Purifier on Toolmansworld.com. I think you can buy this at Advance Auto Parts, but there isn't one with 50 miles of where I live. It was $5.99 plus $9.99 for UPSGround for a total of $15.98. No coupon to be found.

I'll report back on how installation goes and the filter/spray work.
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

I am getting a strong smell of gear oil whenever I run drive the jeep and come to a stop after a not-super-short drive.... the Jeep has less than 3,000 miles on it, I got it at the beginning of June....

There are no leaks and the Jeep runs fine, but I just started getting this smell and it is noxious...

is this what other people have experienced? I am reading more about musty smells...

It seems crazy to me that they don't put the filter in a 40K+ vehicle..

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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

that sounds gross, mine is just a musty smell
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

Okay, reporting back. All traces of smell are gone. Of the two things I did (cabin air filter and vent spray), the vent spray provided 99% of the odor resolution. Importantly though, I feel still feel like getting the cabin air filter is important for health reasons...

Process (the spray can has good instructions and I followed them. I'll still describe what I did because I also installed the filter at the same time):

(If you're not going to install the filter, you can skip step 1 because you don't need to remove the panel)

1 - Open hood and remove the plastic panel covering the cabin air opening. It is located just below the passenger side windshield wiper. (WK_Jeeps and the instructions said to remove the wiper, but I didn't because reinstalling the wiper requires a torque wrench, which I don't have and I didn't want to mess with that. Even with the wiper attached, I was able to move the panel enough to get all the access I needed). [EDIT: forgot to mention that you have to pull back some rubber stripping from left to right to be bale to move the panel]. One point about WK_Jeeps...the instructions for the cabin air filter appear to be more relevant for a WJ, not WK...

2 - With the vehicle running and AC on max fan speed with fresh air (not recirculate), spray one half of the bottle into the opening for the cabin air you just accessed. (note: if you aren't installing the air filter, you can just spray through some of the openings on the panel under the wiper. You'll see light coming through from the cabin) You might want to use the straw nozzle for better control here if you didn't take off the windshield wiper...I did.

3 - Get in the car, turn off the AC fan. Attach nozzle, and spray even amounts of spray into the four dash vents, two rear passenger vents behind console, and two floor vents in front foot wells near center stack. (Keep a paper towel handy to wipe any thing that drips out, especially from the floor vents. Make sure to get the nozzle way back in each vent to minimize leaking and maximize coverage).

(If you are planning to install the Cabin Air Filter, I'd do it here. It comes with very simple instructions and is very easy to install. You remove the plastic cover blocking the air opening which you just yank out. You'll throw it away so don't worry about being too gentle. Align the new bracket and secure with included plastic bolt things. Place the filter in the bracket. Place the cover on the filter and snap into place. Done.)

4 - Drop your windows, turn AC fan to max fresh air (not recirculated), and run like this for 10-15 min.

The spray gave the car a fresh and "woodsy" smell that lasted about a day or so. Now, it smells like nothing. That, or I have gotten used to it.

The spray works.
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

what spray did you use? where did you get it?
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Re: Smell from vents when AC is off.

Interdynamics Pure Air A/C Duct Purifier on Toolmansworld.com. Advance Auto Parts carries it, but they won't ship it and there isn't one near me. It was $5.99 plus $9.99 for UPSGround.
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