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A/C Cleaning Kit and replacement of Evap Core

Yaris1104 on Fri February 21, 2014 6:03 AM User is offline

Year: 2012
Make: Toyota
Model: Yaris

My car started having the infamous "Dirty Sock syndrome" odor so I took it to the mechanic and asked him to just replace the whole evap core so it wouldn't come back. (Don't know if this was right or necessary.)

When I picked up the car it reeked of chemicals. He used an Toyota ACRKT Cleaning Kit and I can't get the smell out even after using undiluted white vinegar. I am chemical sensitive and my eyes are puffy when I wake up in the mornings after I use the car.

Does anyone know the ingredients in that cCleaning Kit? I can't find it anywhere. I only know it's mostly isopropyl alcohol.

Should I do another run of white vinegar or something else to get the chemicals out? Is it possible to get them out?

Also why would he chemical up a brand new part?

There was an issue with them ordering the right evap core which delayed the job being done. When I asked for proof they had actually changed it, I was subject to what felt like a "wearing down" process where I was made to wait in a little office in the dealership for 4 hours while they put out crumb after slow crumb of paperwork which didn't feel sufficient.

Thank you

Edited: Fri February 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM by Yaris1104

TRB on Fri February 21, 2014 10:00 PM User is offlineView users profile

Have them supply the MSDS sheet on the product.

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HECAT on Mon February 24, 2014 2:33 PM User is offline

Most of the odor treatment products are fungicides and algaecides. Maybe a more aggressive solvent cleaner was used while the tech was in the evap case. Unless you have the odor treatment application tools and proper procedure for you particular car, I don't think you are getting much done with the vinegar. You have a legitimate complaint regarding work done at the dealership; take it back.

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Yaris1104 on Thu February 27, 2014 5:04 PM User is offline

Thank you, all.

They used the ACRKT A/C Cleaning kit.
Toyota Corp is trying to help and get the MSDS sheet for me.
In the meantime the dealership has totally blown me off.

I think I'll take it to a local Auto HVAC specialist and ask what they think can be done if anything.

Honestly, I have let this car sit for hours blowing air and the smell just won't leave!
Maybe in time it will, if nothing else works.

Yaris1104 on Thu February 27, 2014 5:07 PM User is offline

Meanwhile
Is there a way to "subscribe" to this topic so I get emails? I can't for the life of me find it.

HECAT on Fri February 28, 2014 12:47 PM User is offline

I guess it may depend on your screen view, but down in the lower right corner there are 4 icons (back arrow, mail, star, printer); I think the mail one will allow you to subscribe to the topic.

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Edited: Fri February 28, 2014 at 12:49 PM by HECAT

TRB on Fri February 28, 2014 12:53 PM User is offlineView users profile

You can set it in your profile.

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