The musty is not just musty BUT REALLY PUNGENT/smelly.RipRocK said:Do you have the air recirculated or are you drawing fresh air from the outside? That musty smell you spoke of is usually something you get when you recirculate the air. Recirculation might get turned on automatically if you're using automatic climate control. But that stinging eyes is something I never encountered. Was this the very first time you used the A/C since you got it? Make sure the recirculation is off and see what happens.
I'll check this morning - YUCK!my3kids said:Could *something* have crawled into the air filter area? That was the first thing the service station checked with my mileage problem. Different sort of complaint, but they said very often snakes or little furry things get into the compartment, and well.........
This is the engine compartment air filter you're referring to. There's also a Micron Filtration Passenger Cabin filter (or two) located behind the glovebox.my3kids said:When they checked my air filter it was on the driver's side, I think. Some hoses go into the top. It was right along the outside edge of the engine compartment. It was a "black box" with a white, regtangular shaped filter inside. Again...they suspected I might have picked up "hitch hikers" in there, so I was standing none too close while they worked. I bet the owners manual will show you the placement..
All the air that comes into the passenger cabin is run through this filter. I edited out the use of A/C in my above post. It's an HVAC or ventilation filter, but is often referred to as an A/C filter to distinguish it from the engine compartment air filter.booger said:Does all the air coming into the cabin run through this (vent, heat etc.) or is it just A/C....
What is the strong smell that you smell?booger said:Does all the air coming into the cabin run through this (vent, heat etc.) or is it just A/C??
We've found that the A/C compressor just knocks the crap out of the gas milage, so we run without it all the time unless it's pretty warm. When we do turn it on, it doesn't smell to good for the first few minutes, then it clears up. No eye burning or anything, just stink. Since this is only with the A/C I'm curious about this filter now.
If the filter is the problem, then this is a very poor design because the car is only a few months old and I would think that it would only need to be changed annually (I know, RTFM).
Could be a loose piece of paper hitting the fan blades. Our fan does get loud when it is at full bore.Mpressive said:This may be alittle off the topic but does anyone out there have a fan that makes noise? If I turn my (in summer) to max cool it sounds like the AC is going to blow up. Anyone else have this issue?