Funky odor coming out vents

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Toyota Camary 2003, 10400 miles and V4 engine.

This car started stinking again about 3 months ago.
A foul smell comes from the vents. The car does not have to be running nor does the air conditioner need to be on to smell the stench. When you open the door the stench hits you in the face. There are no leaks or any mechanical thing going on with the car that I can see.

In August 2005 a rat was in my blower box (motor) and when I started the car it killed it. The rat was in the car for three days before I took it to the shop.
The rat had started to decay and there were maggots, guts and blood all in the blower. The dealer cleaned and bleached the grid in box of the blower. Once the bleach wore all the smell was still there. Over a period of a year the stench was finally gone. Is it possible for the stench of the rat to start up again? Should the vent tubing and blower box be replaced because the stench is embedded in the material? The dash board was removed and cleaned back in 2005 also. If it is not the rat stench coming back what could it be? It just stinks.

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Monday, July 23rd, 2007 AT 10:25 PM

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Either another critter got burned again or the regular foul smelling from the AC-get the good stuff at NAPA they'll hook you up for the smelly thingy.

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Monday, July 23rd, 2007 AT 10:52 PM

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