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Old 31st August 2009, 09:28   #31
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Does 42K on a Corolla qualify for ac cleaning. Did check with Toyota service in May and then they said it was fine. However, I do remember getting my Zen AC cleaned after 45K when there was no cold air coming at all.
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Old 31st August 2009, 14:12   #32
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Does 42K on a Corolla qualify for ac cleaning. Did check with Toyota service in May and then they said it was fine.
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If you have checked with the A.S.S and they have said that its fine, then don't go ahead for any cleaning by them. What you can do if you are a DIY-er is to get the system cleaned at home using an a/c neutralizer.

By the by, how old is the car? Wait till the summer next year and then do a full service to keep the system running in top form.

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Does this mean that i need to clean some kind of filter somewhere? Can some throw some light on this?.
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AFAIK, there is no filter setup on the Santro. The ducts from outside lead directly into the cooling coils box underneath the dashboard. From what you have mentioned, it does seem like a lot of mud/dust has entred your a/c system and so the condensation (when you turn on the a/c) is creating the wet mud smell. This is unhygienic and is a potential health hazard.

Get your entire a/c system cleaned and serviced by either a HASS or reputed a/c mechanic.

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Old 31st August 2009, 15:03   #33
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In my 2003 corolla, when i switch the AC on (at 22 c), after about 15-20 minutes, some kind of cloud like air starts blowing in?????

When i use the 'recycle air' button, then i do not see this. What could be the problem?
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Only a Toyota service advisor would be able to let you know. Have not seen this in my car. Could be super-efficient AC which results in simulating a hill-station effect!
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'Hill Station' effect in the car ...I will wait for some help this week and visit the service station this weekend before i notice 'snow man' sitting next to me
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vasudeva,

jaguar9,

AFAIK, there is no filter setup on the Santro. The ducts from outside lead directly into the cooling coils box underneath the dashboard. From what you have mentioned, it does seem like a lot of mud/dust has entred your a/c system and so the condensation (when you turn on the a/c) is creating the wet mud smell. This is unhygienic and is a potential health hazard.

Get your entire a/c system cleaned and serviced by either a HASS or reputed a/c mechanic.

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Thanks a lot GPA for replying to my query.

Just one more question.
Since apart from the dust smell my AC is working fine, will it be ok if i use the GULF A/C neutralizer and clean it thoroughly?
Coz I dont know any good place in bangalore to get the AC work done.

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Since apart from the dust smell my AC is working fine, will it be ok if i use the GULF A/C neutralizer and clean it thoroughly?Coz I dont know any good place in bangalore to get the AC work done.
Gaurav,

The neutralizer does what its supposed to do - neutralize and disinfect the a/c system. It is not a proprietary cleaner meant to remove stubborn dirt lodged inside the system. So to get the cooling coils cleaned by your HASS or a compentent a/c mechanic. The system needs to be dismantled and the cooling coils removed and cleaned.

You can then use the gulf a/c neutralizer to clean the system as the final step.

Search through the technical section of this forum and you will come across an a/c mechanic (somewhere near brigade road) in Bangalore that did a good job on another Bhp-ian's car.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks GPA.
Dismantling it; means quite a job.
Will try to get it done.
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