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Old 21 Sep 2003, 10:22 pm
Artfulcodger
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Default Wet dog smell

My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of it
because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria causing
this odor.

Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?

I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely sure.

Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and good
bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.

HELP

The Artful Codger


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Old 21 Sep 2003, 11:07 pm
bandabee
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

Are you sure it's wet dog? My old (1986) car had .. well, it was just wet
rain smell. Because there is a bit of leakage in the trunk, so the carpets
get wet and smell bad. Have you checked your seals, maybe it leaks
somewhere, making the smell return over and over...

Otherwise, i'd try something like dish detergent, vinegar, and water mix. to
clean.

"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of

it
> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria

causing
> this odor.
>
> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>
> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely

sure.
>
> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and

good
> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>
> HELP
>
> The Artful Codger
>
>



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Old 22 Sep 2003, 10:26 am
Bob
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

I agree here. Check the trunk. The seals around the tailights are
notorious for leaking. I just discovered, during the Isabel rains,
that the tailights on my recently acquired '91 Accord leak.

Majestic Honda (www.hondaautmotiveparts.com) sells replacements. I
have also heard that some people remove the gasket, cover it on both
sides with RTV sealer, let it dry, and then put it back in. I think I
will try this first as it seems like that woukd work and be a more
permanent fix.

Another trouble spot for water is the two molding clips at the bottom
of the rear window molding. Look up under the trunk lip and you will
see that they extend into the lip. Check for leaks here.



On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 04:07:57 GMT, "bandabee" <banXdabee@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>Are you sure it's wet dog? My old (1986) car had .. well, it was just wet
>rain smell. Because there is a bit of leakage in the trunk, so the carpets
>get wet and smell bad. Have you checked your seals, maybe it leaks
>somewhere, making the smell return over and over...
>
>Otherwise, i'd try something like dish detergent, vinegar, and water mix. to
>clean.
>
>"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
>news:1Wtbb.16480$Lnr1.3057@news01.bloor.is.net.ca ble.rogers.com...
>> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
>> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of

>it
>> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria

>causing
>> this odor.
>>
>> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>>
>> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely

>sure.
>>
>> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and

>good
>> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
>> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>>
>> HELP
>>
>> The Artful Codger
>>
>>

>


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Old 22 Sep 2003, 05:57 pm
Tony Hwang
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

Hi,
It could be coming from the a/c system.
Tony

Artfulcodger wrote:
> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of it
> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria causing
> this odor.
>
> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>
> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely sure.
>
> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and good
> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>
> HELP
>
> The Artful Codger
>
>


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Old 22 Sep 2003, 11:27 pm
Adam Wilner
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

Get a product called OZIUM....Spray it in the intake holes, under the hood,
just below the windshield. Set the ventilation system to "FRESH AIR" vs
Recirculate, turn fan on high and spray liberally. It will kill the mold and
mildew. Do not be afraid to spray the carpeting with it. It works miracles!



"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of

it
> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria

causing
> this odor.
>
> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>
> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely

sure.
>
> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and

good
> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>
> HELP
>
> The Artful Codger
>
>



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Old 23 Sep 2003, 11:20 am
Bill B. Johnson
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

In article <1Wtbb.16480$Lnr1.3057@news01.bloor.is.net.cable.r ogers.com>,
"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote:

> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of it
> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria causing
> this odor.
>
> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>
> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely sure.
>
> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and good
> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>
> HELP
>
> The Artful Codger


It could be a leaking seal but my guess is the air conditioner. Some
people make use of Lysol spray and one poster recommended another product
that probably smells better than Lysol spray. On hot days--turn the air
conditioner on and adjust it so that it is cooling outside air. This
should also help in drying out the dirty stinking water (that has the wet
dog smell) from inside of the air conditioner. I do this on a regular
basis on hot days and no longer have a problem with bad odors coming out
of the air conditioner.
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Old 24 Sep 2003, 06:22 pm
Jimmy Smith
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Default Re: Wet dog smell

turn on your air conditioner full blast and spray Lysol into the air
intakes. then drive around for twenty minutes. turn off and let dry
overnite.


"Artfulcodger" <mcbat@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> My wifes 92 Accord -- a great care problem free since new gives off a wet
> dog or cat smell when it is damp outside. She is soon ready to get rid of

it
> because several professional cleanings has yet to kill the bacteria

causing
> this odor.
>
> Has anyone else ever encountered a similar problem and if solved how so?
>
> I really seem to think it comes from the carpeting yet not absolutely

sure.
>
> Aprreciate any input as it would be a shame to ditch a fine running and

good
> bodied car for this reason and it only has 185000 km on it--I figure there
> is a good 5 more years in this baby if I can beat the stink.
>
> HELP
>
> The Artful Codger
>
>



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