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Bought a 2009 Lexus GX470 about 6 months ago. Car was on a lease about 10 months in the North,Iowa, Dakotas. Car had 19k when I bought it, 24k currently. I had researched the GX470 for over a yr before purchase. Copuld not find a new 09 in Nov so settled for an 09 that just came off a 10 month lease. When arrived, I noticed a smell. Maybe a musty type of odor, did not smell like a new car.Others who smelled car, couldn't really pinpoint odor.I have basically stopped driving this car. I have reverted back to my 98-F150. Carried to lexus dealer today for first service and to have them check all filters drains vents etc...I came back with the feeling that no once could smell the odor and they were busy, so nothing was resolved.I never see water drain after I run the air conditioner. Nor have I noticed any water in the floor/carpets. Service mgr said cabin filter didn't need changing as it was still in good condition. Would like my Mom to start driving SUV. It is much nice that her escape, but not unitl I can figure out what is wrong. Almost ready to sell.But don't want another buyer having this same problem. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!! Car is great otherwise!!

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You have a moisture drainage problem in the evaporator chamber. Texaco Express Lube has a treatment for the A/C evaporator that eliminates mold and odor. Turn on the A/C full blast and spray Lysol into the front air ducts by the hood and windshield. Change your cabin filter after you clean your system otherwise you are running mold spore laden air through a clean filter that will just get trapped and propagate later

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