Date: 09 Nov 2002 13:32:33 GMT
From: pwullenwebnopsamcom (PWullenweb)
Subject: Re: 900 S : Damp smell/odour

> We have a 1995 Saab 900 S convertible & live in a very humid country (Hong >> Kong). >> >> When we bought the car in Aug'02 the interior smelt fine - like a new-ish >> car. In Sep'02 we had a typhoon in HK and the car was parked outside. >When >> we returned the (about a week after the typhoon) the carpets were >absolutely >> soaking wet inside. We took it to the garage who reported the seal in the >> passenger footwell (a/c drain?) had gone - they replaced it. We dried out >> the inside with a dehumidifier and also left it in the sun. Since then the >> leak seems to be repaired and the carpets have remained dry. Ever since >> though there is a terrible damp / mold smell in the car. I can't seem to >> find where it is coming from - the carpets seem to smell OK. >> >> Have done a search of this NG and a few people have similar damp / >mold-like >> smells - most have said it is the drain in the passenger footwell or a leak >> in the window/roof seals. Some have reported the smell being in the a/c >> system. There doesn't appear to be a smell coming from our a/c though. >> >> Anyone any thoughts what it could be? >> >> Regards >> >> Alan >> >> Pls remove NOJUNK from reply address to reply Check the cabin air filter. If you have more than 30,000 miles on the car you may need to replace it. That contributed to a musty odor in my 900S

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