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Toyota Camry: I have a 2008 Toyota Camry and have a terrible

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I have a 2008 Toyota Camry and have a terrible smell every time I start the car. I have changed the air conditioning filter in the glove box about a year ago and it went away for a while but now it's back. Don't even have to have the air on. It happens after I start it and drive a short distance before it smells. Do you know what this can be?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.
Hi there,If you think the smell is from the ventilation system, then I would say it is a bacterial growth on the evaporator core, very common in A/C systems.You can get a spraycan antibacterial from your local auto store to fix this.Follow the instructions on the can.Hope this helps.Gary
Expert:  Gary replied 10 months ago.
Hi again,How did you go with your problem?I hope my advice has been of assistance to you. Please rate my service at your nearest convenience. Kind regards Gary