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post #1 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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2005 Grand Cherokee A/C odor

Hello, I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee Laredo. 4.7L V8. I am experiencing a musty odor coming from my A/C vents when the air is on. We live in a pretty humid climate and I think the drain is clogged, but I cannot find the location of the hose to check it. Can anyone point me in the right direction. If you have any pictures,that would be great as well.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 09:46 AM
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Have had the same problem for years on my 2005, only in summer and only when left sitting for 20mins or longer, smell quickly goes , but unpleasant for 1st 30 secs. Very interested on replies .
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:00 AM
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Try Turning the Vent on at a moderate temp, before you directly turn the A/C or Vehicle off. Condensation build up in the vents and starts to smell...

Just try to air out the Vents before you turn the car off.... try it!
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post #4 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:01 AM
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Don't know if that made sense....

You know what i mean though?
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:05 AM
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There was a TSB out about this, I forget which one but its on WKJeeps.com. They stated that mold builds from the moisture around the A/C coil and this causes the odor. Dealer should take care of it
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post #6 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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I checked the TSB and called a local dealer regarding it. They want 250.00 to perform the TSB. Should this be covered free of charge, or is that only if it a recall?
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post #7 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:14 AM
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An AC expert once suggested spraying Lysol spary in the outside vent while the ac was running-several applications. I never tried it so I don't know if it will work.

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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The Lysol Spray worked for a few days, but it doesn't appear the A/C is draining underneath the car. Mymain concrn now is trying to make sure the drain isnot clogged.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-19-2011, 10:31 AM
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Youy might have to access the Evaporator Box to get to the Drain.... that why the $250 quote.... probably all labor.... and they are a b*tch to get to.... most the time...
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-22-2011, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
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I still cannot locate any definite information on this. Please Help.
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post #11 of 11 Old 04-22-2011, 08:19 AM
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Dealer will not pay for tsb only recalls also u probaly do have mold it will dry out and go dormant but to get rid of it all the way u will need to take it out manually try getting a borescope and checking through your vents
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