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2003 Honda Element DX 2WD Manual

2003 Honda Element
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door, 2WD Sport Utility
21 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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July 17, 2013, 8:29 pm

Michael V

Question: Why does the inside of my car smell so bad when i use the A/C?

My car has been smelling bad for a little while now and i dont know if its a mechanical problem or is it me thats making the car smell.

July 18, 2013, 7:48 pm

Richard W
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That is common for A/C systems. You have mildew in the A/C heater box. Most auto part stores sell a kit to get rid of the smell. The other way is to dry out the A/C system. To do that you have to leave the fan on with the A/C off. It will take a month to get rid of the smell. So I would get the kit from the auto parts store.

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