Question about 2009 Ford Edge SEL
When I turn on the heater it smells musty. The dealership said it might be caused when the condenser starts. To fix it would cost around $300.00. Looking for a cheaper fix.
I have had the same smell since I owned the Edge and accidently came upon an easy cure! My mechanic put a very cheap, very thin cabin filter in, instead of the very thick allergy type that was in it. Apparently the thick filter does not allow for evaporation and mold/must grows. I prefer the kind that filters pollen, etc., but will go with this very thin one from now on. Absolutely no more weird smell and it's been two months. First time since I owned the car. It definitely was my problem. Try it!
Posted on May 25, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like a wiring fault and its the acrid plastic/pee smell of the wiring.or someone has tied a kipper to inside of heater or the exhaust manifold.Dont laugh its been known,ask my ex wifes brother when they got married .
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
well it could be a clog but i doubt it. sounds like you will have to replace the heater core and it takes all day as the entire dash and steering column has to come out.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Big Pain - Must remove entire dashboard. Drain the coolant Remove the Freakin' pain in the arse dash Open up the box that house the A/C system core and the Heater core Remove and inspect the blend door for cracks where it attaches to the actuator Check the blend door actuator then cut the metal lines on the top of the heater core off for easy removal From the engine compartment pull the heater core lines through the firewall for easy disconnect and that is it You are now ready to start the re-install process. One thing I recommend is while you have everything apart change the blend door actuator, especially if you see traces of where the coolant was leaking in the box. 9 out of 10 times the coolant leaked out through the actuator and it is just a matter of time before the electrical circuitry in the actuator quits working leaving you with no heat or only heat. When I replaced mine it was still working, but the electrical motor with the spiral gear was making a funny noise compared to the new one. Thanks for using FixYa - a FixYa rating is appreciated for taking the time to answer your FREE question.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
i work at a ford dealership and its very rare to actully have a flex come in for somthing wrong... im sorry to hear about your missfortion
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
If you smell antifreeze it may be 3 possibilities: 1. you may have a leaking hose/hose connector , or water pump. 2. your heater core is bad and needs replaced. Unless you know what you are doing I would highly suggest taking to dealer for heater core replacement. The dash and steering colum has to be removed to get to the heater core. This is not an easy job believe me (about-900-1200 job). If you have your heater core replaced then also replace the climate control door. This is good preventative maintenance and also a a dollar saver. I would have a pressure check run on your radiator as a first thought. All you may have is a bad hose and that can easily be replaced.
Posted on May 20, 2010
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