bad odour

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 22:38
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I have had a bad oudour in my LC100. I discovered the smell was caused by wet underlay on the passengers side. I have removed all the vinyle mats (front & rear). The question is how do I get the bad smell out of the underlay. It is now dry but still smells. Also any ideas on how the water got in I will check the usaul things air con drain and radio antenna
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Reply By: Member Eric - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:11

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:11
go to the supermarket and get your hands on some fabreeze , unscreew the spray top and pore some on the underlay , works wonders . It was the only thing that got that terrible smell when your daughter gets sick lol
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Follow Up By: Lachy - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:17

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:17
Thanks I will give it ago
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Follow Up By: desray - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 00:02

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 00:02
I have tryed the freebreeze for a smell in the car before,, I reckon the car smells worse after. I have half a bottle Free if anyone wants it. All in the nose I suppose lol
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:28

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:28
thats weired , I found it odourless lol , maby wife swapped the bottles on ya lol
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Reply By: Rojac - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:17

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:17
new underlay
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Reply By: donk - Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:40

Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 at 23:40
On a 100 Series the aircond evaporator is installed in the dash behind the glovebox by removing a cover (approx 8 inches high be 4 inches wide) that is held in by about 8 self tappers

Somes times when you reinstall the cover the gasket on the cover does not seal or is damaged & you will get water from the aircond leaking on the lh front floor (common on a 100 series & normally a fitting problem)

The first thing i would do is to check the drain hose is not blocked (look for water dripping from it with the aircond running) & if is ok than check (remove the glovebox) if there is water dripping from this cover

The gasket was not available as a seperate part but if it is damaged you can us a sealant or cut a replacment from foam (if vehicle is still under warranty take it to a dealer to fix problem )

As far as the smell from the underlay ,normally you would remove the carpet & underlay & air it out until dry or replace the underlay (a motor trimmer should be able to supply this)

If it is not coming from the aircond check all firewall & floor grommets & run a hose over all the seams & around the windscreen & look for any sign of leakage

Regards Don
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:17

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:17
Is it possible for water to enter vehicle from the roof rack slots? I can hear water inside vthe A pillar after rain.
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:30

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:30
does your car have a sunroof ? water runs through channels in you pillars if you do
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:46

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 08:46
Yes I do. Does that mean I can stop having night mares about the A pillars rusting through?
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:46

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 17:46
yes mate , they have plastic tubed inserted in there , if the tube has come off the frame , then thats another issue lol
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Reply By: Member - Penguin (NSW) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:41

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 09:41
I had the same problem on my 80 series and found a small leak at the bottom corner of the windscreen. Does it happen the morning after a good night's rain?
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:06

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 12:06
"I have had a bad oudour in my LC100"

*BITING TOUNGE*
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Follow Up By: johnsie - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:08

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 14:08
charcoal tablets maybe heh heh
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:54

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 13:54
You can try some stuff called nilodour you should be able to pick it up at any supermarket.this is the stuff they use in planes, so I have been told by a mate
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Reply By: donk - Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:17

Monday, Mar 22, 2004 at 18:17
On a 100 Series the original bolts that hold the factory saddles on to the roof in the roof rack mounting positions have a thread sealant on them when installed in the factory

If you remove & replace these bolts(with the original ones or others) & dont apply sealant to the threads you may get water leaking past them

Regards Don
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