Question about Dodge 2007 Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Bad smell coming through the vents when I open the windows

When I open the driver side windows, I get a very bad odor coming through the vents. I did have mice in my van at one time as I do live in the country.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 21 Answers

There is a dead mouse inside of your vents. You will have to either take it to a repair facility or wait out the smell. It should pass after a couple weeks.

Posted on Jul 09, 2012

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

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:

1 Answer

Refrigerator Odor


Remove all the food from the unit and clean it with a diluted chlorine bleach solution and let dry and then do it one more time. Also get a box of baking soda and put it in the fridge to absorb odiferous smells odors

Jun 30, 2017 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Bad smell from heating system


I would guess so because there should not be an odor coming from your vents and if it is worse when the heat is on there's a chance something literally crawled up there and died! I always wanted to say that not referring to peoples butts. lol But all kidding aside. You would be surprised at the little critters that can find there way into your venting system. Or just organic material that has gotten in there somehow and decayed. Best of luck tracking down those oderiferous emanations.

Dec 20, 2013 | Eagle Vision Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

BAD ODOR WHEN TURN ON A/C OR HEATER


Dead field mouse or cat? Usually caused by build of smoking and other odors that stick to the condensation created by the a/c and eventually becomes kind of a permanent smell in the vents.

Sep 06, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Bad smell fro macerator when toilet flushed after being left overnight


Typically on macerating or grinder pumps there is a small 1/2" breather hole on top of the lid, about the size of a dime or nickel. That breather hole must be kept plugged or seal cap. If left open, odor will escape through there. Make sure the pump is vented using an 1 1/2" vent pipe which must be vented to the open air so air can flow in and out of the vent pipe at all times. Also you might want to check for loose connection or waste water leaking from the pump, toilet or any of the connections.

May 21, 2010 | Saniflo & Saniplus& Macerator Pump

1 Answer

My nordyne gas furnace has a terrible odor coming from it. It is not natural gas. It is really bad when the heat is coming through the heat vents and into my home, and it smells putrid and disgusting.


Perhaps a small animal, bird, etc, maybe has fallen into the burners or close by, this often happens you need to have a look for any ...Umm .. foreign matter, in or around your unit, and remove it. There is a product called "Nil-Odor" this removes and neutralise's bad smells.

Mar 02, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

2 Answers

Bad odor (Wire sheathing?) from vents when fan is on. We definitely have an intermittant (3 or 4 times in past year) driver side actuator problem. Cannot tell if odor is coming from all vents or not....


the heater core is bad it could be leaking and thats what the smell is coming from. you only smell it when the heat is on is because air flows throught the heater core to warm it by the hot anti freeze that flows through the heater core see if you anti freeze resivoir is low.

Dec 28, 2009 | 2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab

1 Answer

Bad Odor in Whirlpool Conquest Refrigerator


put boxes of baking soda opened in the frig. The baking soda will absorb th odor.

Sep 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

2 Answers

Burning smell from AC Unit


http://www.hannabery.com/faq14.shtml

"Odor problems can be as serious as a gas leak or as simple as a dirty air filter. But remember, a good mechanic doesn't just use his hands. He uses his ears and nose. Unusual odors could indicate a serious problem and should not be ignored. 

We will go through each of the five categories and list the possible causes and things to check.


1. Electrical odor - Electrical odors are usually caused by parts overheating. Indoor blower motors are a common example. If there is a mechanical failure such as the bearings seizing up, the motor over-heats and the insulation on the wires and the motor windings themselves start to melt, causing the odor. 
Sometimes loose electrical connections cause wires or plastic relays to overheat causing electrical odors. 

It is possible for a very dirty air filter to cause the odor. If the airflow is restricted enough, it could cause electric resistance heaters to overheat, even burn-out. 

If you smell an electrical odor, check your air filter. If it is not blocked, shut off equipment at the breaker if possible and call for service. 


2. Burning odor - This is similar to an electrical odor only worse. It is also sometimes accompanied by smoke. Once again, this can be caused by parts or wiring burning-up. 

It can also be debri such as plastic getting into the ductwork and melting on the electric resistance heaters or heat exchanger. 

If you smell a burning odor, check your air filter. If it is not blocked, shut off equipment at the breaker if possible and call for service.



3. Gas odor - First of all, if you really smell gas and suspect a gas leak, you should open the windows, get out of the house, then call the gas company. 

Now excluding that "worse-case" scenario, if you notice an odor that smells like gas and it seems to be coming out of the supply vents, it usually isn't gas. Sometimes dust that settles on the heat exchanger during the summer months burns off at the beginning of each heating season and it smell just like gas. 

If the odor doesn't seem to be coming from the vents, try to pinpoint where the smell is coming from. Use your nose. If it is gas, it usually would be from a leak in a pipe fitting or at the equipment itself. 

Gas odor is the one that causes the most fear. People think of gas explosions or carbon-monoxide poisoning. Well, gas explosions are very rare and carbon-monoxide for the most part is odorless. 

Having said that though, don't take a gas odor lightly. If you can't locate the source of the odor and you are worried you have a gas leak, remember, open the windows, get out of the house, then call the gas company. 


4. Oil odor - Oil odors are usually caused by one of two things. An oil leak/drip or an oil burner that is not working properly. 

The oil leak is usually easy to spot. Just look for oil. Check the burner itself, the oil tank, filter and oil line. Sometimes it is just a matter of tightening a fitting. If there are no signs of an oil leak then it is most likely a burner problem. 

This can be caused by many things, too many to list. It could be a minor adjustment to the burner to a faulty or blocked chimney. From a bad fuel pump to a plugged oil nozzle. Listen for any unusual rumbling or banging sounds or smoke or soot while the burner is running. If you notice any of these things and/or you have an oil odor, you should call for service immediately. 

One other common problem today is that new houses are insulated so well and are built so tight that they run out of combustion air, causing odor problems. In this case it is just a matter of bringing in a fresh air for the burner. Call your local Heating Company to assist in a proper diagnosis. 


5. Damp and musty odor - This is more common in the air conditioning mode. Sometimes attic units or very damp basements have this problem. Check for air leaks in the return ducts. Check for water damage to the ducts or air handler itself. Possibly consider having your ducts cleaned. Run a dehumidifier and see if the odor goes away. 

But this odor problem is almost never due to a problem with your equipment. 

 


Final Tips:

Keep in mind that almost all heating systems cause an odor the first time they are fired-up. And the first few times at the beginning of each heating season. Brand new furnaces are coated with oil to keep the heat exchangers from rusting. This burns off, creating a bad odor - even smoke. But it usually only lasts for about 20 minutes. Opening the windows usually solves the problem. And the first few times the backup heat on a heat pump kicks on, it smells like an electrical smell. This might last for a few days but isn't that bad. If you are worried, call for service. 

Remember to check for a clean air filter and that your vents are opened. Check to see if the fan is working which mean your motor hasn't burned-up. 

Check for air leaks in damp areas, oil stains or rumbling sounds, strong gas odors - these all indicate problems. Do not ignore them. 

Hope this helps, remember - these are just rough guidelines and not all possible situations are covered."

Jul 28, 2008 | Sharp CV-P09FX Air Conditioner

4 Answers

Very bad odor in Maytag refrigerator


There is a very bad smell from the bottom of the refrigerator . There is a pan under the refrigerator with a very bad smelly Liquid , How can I clean that pan I couldn`t pull it out ? Thank you

Feb 20, 2008 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dodge 2007 Grand Caravan Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Audio Players & Recorders Experts

thinksewfast

Level 2 Expert

89 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

18060 Answers

NOEL
NOEL

Level 3 Expert

8503 Answers

Are you a Dodge Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...