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Just turned on the a/c and it really stinks.. kind of like the smell if fish!

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I had it explained to me that there is bacteria or mold or whatever growing in the a/c system that causes the smell. Have been told you should turn off the a/c for about 5 minutes before you stop the car to prevent or minimize this but if this doesn't work you can put some sort of liquid in the a/c system somewhere to try to kill the cause of the smell.

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