See if there is an access to the A/C's evaporator (cooling coil) as
there is in many cars especially Asian models . You may have to remove
the glove box., to get to the air filter compartment. Take the air
filter out and youll be able to see quite a bit of the evaporator.
Spray some bleach on the surface of the cooling coil and into the
condensate plastic pan .. let it sit for 15 minutes, then spray some
vinegar on the evaporator surface and pan. Let it sit for 15 minutes
then spray some water over the evpaorator surface to throughly wash
the evaporator fins. Button it back up and run the A/C for quite
awhile to disipate the smell ; it will be strong for awhile, but will
disappear. The bleach kills the mold and the vinegar nuetralizes the
If there is no access to the evaporator , then use a product called
Febreze available at Walmart and Grocery Stores...and spray it into
the return air of the BLower/Evaporator Unit (under the dash near
floor level) if you can with the blower running . Then turn off the
Blower and spray some into each supply register . Let it sit for 5
minutes before turning the A/C back on. Febreze works real well at
ridding odors .. at least for quite awhile. Thats about all you can
do if you cant access the Evaporator directly.
Only use the bleach if you can spray it directly on the evaporator
surface. Bleach kills mold buildup and the vinegar used right
afterwards nuetralizes the bleach odor in time. Its the most
effective way of ridding the problem. Febreze works well but it wont
kill the mold....just clear up the odor for a time.
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