Tag: smells

35 Posts

Apr 01, 1998

Help! I can't get the previous owner's cigarette smoke smell out of my new-to-me van.

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I recently purchased an ' Chevy Astro van for my wife at an auction My mechanic has done the necessary repairs and it looks like we got a fairly good deal The only problem is that the car stinks --...

smoke smells cleaning

Sep 01, 1997

Help! My BMW smells like B.O...and yes, I practice good personal hygiene.

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I have a BMW e with miles on it It's a great car I take very good care of it and I have it professionally detailed once a year I'm a flight attendant and park the car at the airport...

cleaning smells

Aug 01, 1997

Smelling coolant in the tailpipe...I think.

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I have an ' Ford Mustang with a V engine and miles My problem is that a lot of steam comes out of the tailpipe Then when I step on the accelerator water comes out of the tailpipe and I...

coolant leaks smells

May 01, 1997

When I turn on the AC it makes my Volvo smell like a litter box.

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My car is a ' Volvo When I first turn on the air conditioner it gives off an odor which makes me think the car is harboring a well-used cat-litter box This odor stink is more descriptive goes away after...

smells air conditioning

Nov 01, 1996

Smelling gasoline INSIDE the car? Probably a leaky fuel pump.

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My husband and I have a problem with an ' Toyota Tercel that has miles We can't get rid of the odor of gasoline inside the car We originally took the car to the dealer six months ago because it...

smells fuel pumps

Sep 01, 1995

My Volvo starts to smell after ten minutes of driving. Help!

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I have an Volvo DL and every time I drive it for more than minutes I get this acrid smell that makes me think the insulation is being burned off a wire What would be your guess as to the...

blower motors smells

Jan 01, 1995

It's time for a new perfume, Geraldine.

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My Pontiac LeMans with miles on it has a gasoline smell that comes into the car when I turn on the air conditioner I have smelled it outside the car for some time but until recently I never smelled it...

gasoline leaks smells

Sep 01, 1994

Is there any way to test a car interior for...

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Is there any way to test a car interior for carbon monoxide or other deadly fumes I have to leave a window partially open when I use the air conditioner or heater On trips of miles or more my dog...

smells diagnostics

Feb 01, 1994

I have a problem with which I can't deal but...

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I have a problem with which I can't deal but I have confidence that you know the answer I have an ' Chevrolet Caprice which I bought new It is now a second car with some miles I have a...

smells fuel pumps

May 01, 1992

Does the smell of anti-freeze mean something is wrong?

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I'm a little old lady who owns a Chevy Celebrity that I only drive to Bingo and area stores The car has less than miles on it Recently when it stalled on a cold start I took it in for...

smells coolant