SMELLS LIKE EITHER

1990 Toyota Tercel

Tiny

jr2100

July, 16, 2010 AT 2:56 PM

Smells problem
1990 Toyota Tercel 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 160000 miles

Just recently and out of the blue the inside of the car started smelling like either or starting fluid, can someone please help me?

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5 Answers

Tiny

mhpautos

July, 16, 2010 AT 6:37 PM

Hi there,

Does this happen when the A/C is first turned on and then clears up?

Mark (mhpautos)

Tiny

jr2100

July, 17, 2010 AT 12:02 AM

No the car doesn't even have AC, it seems to happen when the car sits for several hours (ie. Over night). When I come out in the morning and open the door the smell is very strong, however after driving a awhile it either go's away or I just get use to it.

Thanks for the response

Tiny

mhpautos

July, 17, 2010 AT 2:34 AM

Hi there,

Are the carpets damp? Do you think it may be a mould smell, I am at a bit of a loss to think of anything with actually smelling it, nothing was spilt in the car? Can you smell it in the vents or just as you open the door?

Mark (mhpautos)

Tiny

jr2100

July, 18, 2010 AT 5:25 PM

Actually some time back a window was left down and quite a bit of water got onto the floor board. Your probable right about the mold but I never would have thought it to smell like starter fluid. Do you how or what to do to get rid of it? Thanks for all your help I really appreciate it.

Tiny

mhpautos

July, 18, 2010 AT 6:07 PM

I would look at getting the carpets steamed/ dry cleaned, I would be getting the seats & the mats out as the under surface is probably sodden and stinking as well.

Mark (mhpautos)

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