2004 PT Cruiser - New unusual smell

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by CLK, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. CLK

    CLK Guest

    I have about 1900 miles on my PT Cruiser and it has worked very well until
    recently. Now, when I stop and go at a stop sign, usually while making a
    turn, I get a very strange smell in the car. If it is an exhaust odor, it is
    different from any I've smelled before. It smells more like cat urine,
    actually. But it only occurs as I mentioned above. Straight stop and go
    results in no odor. ANy ideas?
     
    CLK, Sep 13, 2004
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    David Little Guest

    This sounds like the same problem that previous models had in the A/C Ducts.
    Moisture collects and turns sour inside the ductwork.

    The turning motion activation is a new wrinkle, but I could guess that it is
    moving the water where the odor can be dissapated by the air flow through
    the ducts,
     
    David Little, Sep 13, 2004
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    Hans Mücke Guest

    CLK wrote:

    CLK ... interesting handle ... :)
    Could it be a smell like "rotten eggs"? That would make me think about the
    cathalytic converter ...
     
    Hans Mücke, Sep 13, 2004
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  4. I once had a persistent odor which smelled like horse sweat. It turned out
    to be a very slow leak of refrigerant from the A/C. You might want to have
    it checked out.
     
    Arthur Alspector, Sep 14, 2004
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  5. CLK

    CLK Guest

    No it is definately not "rotten egg smell". I have experience with that. Nor
    can it be from water in AC ducts. That would appear either all the time or
    at least much more often.

    My odor only appears as mentioned, I believe it has something to do with the
    exhaust but can't imagine what is the cause.
     
    CLK, Sep 14, 2004
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    SRG Guest

    When my 2002 was brand new, ( a month old) It developed a burnt-oil smell,
    no leaks anywhere, from what I saw and found out, it was probably a coating
    burning off the engine. Never gave me any trouble, just smelled for a
    while. It went away slowly, but I kept an eye on all fluid levels all the
    time.
     
    SRG, Sep 15, 2004
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