AC vents giving a weird smell like alcohol

Tiny
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  • 1990 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
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1990 olds delta 88 - smell coming from vents. 2 ways to descrbe smell. Like a fresh new air mattress, rubber smell. And like a fresh bottle of rubbing alcohol. Not all the time but when running a/c and gets very strong. Ac is still cold.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:29 PM

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Tiny
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Check to see if your drain is plugged or not. Then spary some air freshener on the vent outside the windshield. You may have a heater core leaking though. The drain is under the car you'll see a hose run something through it to make sure it's not plugged.

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 6:36 PM
Tiny
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I did check the drain for the evaporator and it is flowing freely. Still getting this smell. Any other ideas?

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 5:26 PM
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Then have your coolingsystem pressure tested. Your heater core may be leaking.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2012 AT 5:28 PM

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