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Everytime air conditioner is used there is an odor.what is causing this?

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It could be the build up of bacteria inside the air vents,spray into inlet with a.c.cleaner.

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You will have to get under the car and locate the drain. Usually you can insert a small screw driver in the end of the drain to clear the large debris. Next, use a small bottle brush to remove as much as you can. Next, take a garden hose and run water into the cowling at the base of the windshield. You should start to see water exiting the drain tube.
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