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Vinegar smell coming from air vents in car.

Hi! I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix. I love the car, but lately I have noticed a vinegar smell coming from the air vents. It smells if the a/c is on or if it's just the fan blowing in the outside air. It kinda burns your eyes too.

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  • hkassum Jan 30, 2009

    No, I do not have kids. Any ideas?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    i'm suggesting what you smell may be antifreeze.... which is basically a sweet smell but can take other forms... any fogging of the windows ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    do you have kids ? although i have an idea what it is

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Get a cabin air filter

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Well there is more to it than that. The smell could be coming from various places, anything from mold or mildew to take out being left or spilled in the vehicle. If it is mold or such Lysol is a good product to disinfect by spraying directly in to fresh air intake. Just make sure to run the air on high without sitting in the vehicle first. If it is something from inside the vehicle, Fa'breeze works wonders. Remember, not all vehicles came with cabin air filters so that's not always an easy fix.

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