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idrojdpj

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1997 XLT 4 door 4x4
I want to find out if there is a cabin air filter on my '97 X. I've done a search but did not get what I was looking for. My problem is a very bad moldy smell when I turn on my a/c after my truck has been sitting for a few hours. I have used the cleaner kit to clean my a/c coils but that gets exspensive at $25 per can. What do ya'll suggest for cleaning and is there a cabin filter?

Thanks
DJ
 


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Alec

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how long does the smell last for? If it's under 30 seconds or so that's normal.
 




SWLathrop

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The is no CABIN AIR FILTER on the X's. Also, even if there was, the filter only filters out dirt. It doesn't stop the growth of mildew on your A/C evaperator. As far as the cleaner goes, just use LYSOL. It's cheaper and actually works better than the FORD cleaner or Frigi-Fresh.
 




idrojdpj

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Thanks guys. I have used the DWD2 cleaning system can I use the lysol the same way I would use the DWD2 method?
 




GR899V8

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I was told I have a cabin filter, but have never been able to find it. They said under the cowling cover, but I've removed it and can't see one.
 




Jon_Herr

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No filter

There is no filter - but Ford is aware of the problem.

If you can find it there's a TSB related to a timer circuit that runs the blower motor for a couple of minutes after the truck is turned off.

This is supposed to dry out the A/C so mildew cannot grow.

Jon
 




frj00

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I have the same problem on my 99 sport, no filter but where can I get the spray stuff
 




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BG makes an A/C system cleaner. It is about $20 a can tho. I have only seen it at garages also. I am sure you can get it online somewhere.

Robb
 




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