Look under heater housing above carpet, should see a V shaped drop at
bottom toward firewall, then look under hood for rubber/plastic nipple
through a grommet.
use a blunted flexible object to push into nipple no more than a couple
inches.. should only encounter mild resistance to push blockage aside.
I thought later Taurii had cabin filters! Or had Vent air been musty for a
while? could be 'moss' growing in there!
My sentiments exactly. The dealer must fix this. It is most likely from
the AC, but a clogged drain isn't likely from mold or mildew in a 2005
model. There's either a foreign object stopping up the drain or the box
that holds the evaporator is cracked or something.
It's also possible that the windshield is leaking, which is not unheard of
in even a new car. However, it's most likely from the AC. Either way, it's
the dealer's responsibility.
I had a 2003 Sable LS Premium with the same problem. There was a "silent"
recall. After replacing cowl on passenger side, they had to also replace the
carpeting and blower motor. Two years later,and eight more trips to the
dealer, I had to trade the car in (Unfortunately at a big loss). I couldn't
take the mold smell. Good luck.
You should be eligible for a free replacement under your states lemon laws.
Seriously. I have a friend who took a car back over and over for leaking
into the floor. After very little effort and a few calls from a lawyer, he
got back to the penny what he paid for the car.
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