Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Stinky Smell from Vents AC/Heater
I hope someone will respond with better ideas.
It has been a joy that we started to feel the real Spring weather, but not my 2013 Compass when using AC or Heater. There is a foul smell, like cat poop smell coming out of the vents. This started when I had the car washed. I thought that it could be that some soap were left so I had it washed again with just water but still same bad odor. So I watched Youtube university, and thought of using Lysol disinfectant spray. This worked for a day or 2 but then the smell came back! Some of the videos I watched points to evaporator core but I'm not sure if that is right? I also don't know where the evaporator is.
Does anyone had this smelly problem before? What did you do to fix it permanently or at least longer than 1 week? I really hate the stinky smell (everyone does). Please help.
Appreciate anyone who can lead me closer to the solution.