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Have the entire fuel system checked for leaks, do not put this off.

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SOURCE: Dirt blowing out vents and has a bad (musty) odor

If you live in a dusty area it is a good idea to use the recirc button on your a/c control head. This will keep the dust to a minimum.
To get rid of the smell you can take a bottle of air freshener and spray it in the heater box air intake that is located just below the windshield on the right hand side of the van. Do this with the a/c on and blowers on high.
If you use recirc as much as possible the dust should slowly work it way out of the system.
If these fixes don't help the dash will have to be removed and a/c evaporator will have to be cleaned or replaced.

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SOURCE: gas smell coming from vents when heat is turned in 2001 pt cruise

hmmm shaking may be a tune up issue and as far as the gas smell goes i would take it to the dealersdhip and have them diagnose it

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SOURCE: fishy, steam odor coming from AC vents

Forget the radiator tank. Your AC 'Condensate drain' hose is plugged up. This is a common problem. If you know where the hose comes out under the car you can ( carefully ) push a wire up it. If you're lucky it's plugged near the end by a mud-dauber wasp. If not, take it to your dealer and see if you can persuade the write-up guy to show you where the drain outlet is as a gesture of good faith. If they insist on charging you money, consider that when you buy your next car...

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SOURCE: strong odor of gasoline vapors

do u have a check engine light on? do u overfill the tank? which is to say when the filler nozzle clicks off do u still try to put more fuel in? in any event u most likely have a overloaded carbon canister, pull the canister out and check it for gasoline saturation, the carbon canister is located under the car in a tray near the fuel tank.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Smelling Gas from inside my 2000 Toyota Avalon XLS

the smell of gasoline in the drivers area is a very serious thing.
theres a good chance you have a fuel leak on the engine which could ignite and put you in dire straights.
open the hood and remove the air cleaner, then start the engine and inspect for any fuel leakage.
listen for any popping noises in the engine compartment, if its popping you may have a blown exhaust manifould gasket, you would get gas fumes from this also.
check these items out and let me know
good luck and would appreciate your feedback.
thanks

Posted on May 21, 2009

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