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.
Edited: Fri February 21, 2014 at 6:14 AM by Yaris1104
Have them supply the MSDS sheet on the product.
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.
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.
Is there a way to "subscribe" to this topic so I get emails? I can't for the life of me find it.
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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