Question about 2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder

1 Answer

Odor coming from A/C system

The cabin of my 03 MR2 Spyder smells weird. I've purchased new mats and sprayed the underlying carpets but the smell will not go away. It's worse when the A/C is on. How do I get rid of that smell?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 106 Answers

THERE IS A CABIN FILTER UNDER DASH IN THE AC SYSTEM.GET A NEW ONE. HARD AS HELL TO CHANGE. MOISTURE BUILDS UP AFTER A WHILE AND MOLD WILL COLECT ON THE FILTER.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Burning smell inside car. Not under hood. What could it be?


I had the same problem with my 2005 Honda Accord. I would happen only sometime but is a distant odor I smell from inside the cabin. Older Hondas sometimes have gasket problems that leak small amounts of oil onto the exhaust manifold. Ask the mechanic to go check the valve cover gaskets. They replaced a new gasket to my car at the Honda dealer and I haven't smelled that burning odor since then. Good luck.

Jul 21, 2014 | 2005 Honda Accord

2 Answers

Car smells musty needto know where drain plug is located


the drain plugs are located under the floor mats in the floor pan . If you look from underneath you will see the round plugs .If the carpets have been wet that bad then you will never get rid of the musty ( fungus) smell . consider new floor mats

Apr 15, 2014 | 2004 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

Power steering fluid smell when using defrost??


Do you see any sign of power steering leakage under the hood? The air intake for the ventilation system is right in front of the windshield, and maybe vapors from the engine compartment are mixing in.

The other question is, are you sure it's power steering fluid you're smelling? Coolant/antifreeze has a similar odor. If you think it may be antifreeze, check to see if the carpeting in the front seat area is wet. You may have a heater core leaking, which would allow the coolant into the cabin area.

Feb 27, 2010 | 2009 Hyundai Sonata

2 Answers

I have same problem with my 2004 RX330 w/ wet carpet.


Have you tried the cabin air filter which is located behind the glove box.
This will also have a bad odor.

Let me know

Sep 21, 2009 | 2004 Lexus RX 330

5 Answers

2005 Toyota Corolla - car smells after rains


Look under the passenger side of the dash, behind the carpet. Feel the back side of the carpet for dampness. If so, try this: In the same area, look for a black rubber hose that comes from the heater plastic box, and pokes thru the firewall. See if it is plugged up. This is the drain pipe for the AC box, and the cowl panel if the side drains are plugged up. Try that, and please get back to me.

Sep 16, 2009 | 2005 Toyota Corolla

4 Answers

Cigarette smell in cars


professional cleaning sounds like your best deal unfortunatley with what you are describing it will cost @$400 to $500 to clean. If you decided to quit smoking it might take you about month and a half of your cig money to pay for the cleaning

Sep 02, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Odor / smell


If it is putrid meat

Look under your car for roadkill , or for that matter under the hood

Has an animal crawled into the muffler area for warmth and has either died there or been killed when you started up

If it is a fishy smell

I dont suppose that you have upset someone and they have tied a piece of fish to the muffler

A very old way of extracting revenge

Jul 05, 2009 | Chrysler PT Cruiser Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When i bought my car 08 xb scion on 6/07 new car, but it never had that new car smell. Smell is a strong odor. Dealer replaced ac vent hoses, also heating ducts, have 9 repair orders for this problem....


It's probably caused by water leakage somewhere. Carefully check the carpeting for any dampness. The padding under the carpet may be wet, and this would be difficult to detect, and dry out. I have a car that developed a leak at the firewall, resulting in a terrible disgusting odor. I had to pull the carpet back to reveal the area that was soaked with water (the padding under the carpet is like a sponge). After repairing the leak, it took some time to dry out the padding. I used a lot of baking soda to help absorb the odor. Dust with baking soda heavily, leave overnight and vacuum it up, repeat many times. Since this is a new car though, the dealer needs to correct this by pulling out the carpet to see where the problem is. It could also be caused by a plugged (pinched or improperly installed) drain tube from the a/c system. This is a shame, because the Scion is a great car with an excellent customer satisfaction rating. Let me know how you make out, or if I can be of any help.

Jun 28, 2009 | 2008 Scion Xb

1 Answer

A foul odor comes into cabin when the air conditioner is turned on in my 03 Lexus ES 300


Your cabin air filter needs replaced and would be best to have an odor elimnator sprayed in the vent system.

Apr 27, 2009 | 2003 Lexus ES 300

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Toyota MR2 Spyder Logo

Related Topics:

240 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8560 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...