Monday, June 29, 2009

What is that smell???

A couple of weeks ago, this mysterious smell was in my car. It came the day after a gallon of milk burst in my trunk, but fortunately, it did not get on any carpet - only the plastic. Jamie and I both got on our hands and knees and sniffed every square inch of the car in an effort to try to find the smell.

After taking it to get detailed, the smell was gone for about 24 hours, but alas, it returned. We took it back to the detail shop to have what I call a "stink bomb" done. They also did an air purifying treatment and blew 300 degree steam through my vents. That also helped... for about 24 hours. We checked for dead animals in the engine, under the car, etc. We found nothing.

Many tears and nasty words towards my car later, Jamie took action. Long story short, he found that my air conditioner condensation was leaking back into my car and the foam underneath the carpets in the front was completely soaked (there was also about a two foot puddle of water under my center console). This soaked foam was covered with mold and mildew... hence the funky, horrid smell.

My handy man of a husband pulled out EVERYTHING from the front of my car, fixed the problem and put it all back together (10 hours later). Have I mentioned how lucky I am to have him???? Here are some pictures of the car when he had it all apart. Man, he's the best!!


Heather, TJ, Brock, and Jillian said...

OMG! I can't believe Jamie figured it out and got that all taken apart and put back together! What a whiz! Hope you only have sweet smells from now on!