[MR2] <MKII>Parts needed
bob-schultz at comcast.net
Mon Nov 26 14:29:46 EST 2007
Pull the carpet on one side and prove it is the tops leaking.
My 91 drips on the rear of the seat but even with the torrential downpours
down here it isn't enough to cause a smell.
I figured out how to cure the smell in my mini van when I discovered that
the Heater/Air Evaporator box was leaking condensation and the occasional
rain storm into the van.
The Toyota box is designed much better and is unlikely to leak but I would
check the drain tube and make sure you can see where the water is coming
It could be from the windshield or maybe somewhere else.
There are chemicals that kill mold growing on the evap core but I haven't
seen them cause much of a smell. I would doubt that is the problem.
I did find one of the sources of water in an old Mk1 was a hole rusted in
the floor. Hopefully you won't find that.
Bob: That's a good idea about removing the musty odor. The car has dried
out and it sits in the garage now mostly. When the humidity gets up or the
windows stay up for a while, it gets smelly again. I hate that. :) I'll
replace the padding first, however, and while the carpet is out, I'll clean
it properly and let it dry out thoroughly. That would have to be the cheaper
Steve: I'm actually relieved to know that I can get the stuff through
Toyota. I had the thought of not being able to source it through the list or
message board and just having to deal with the car as is. Don't get me
wrong, the exterior is great, although it's obvious that the car used to be
red what with the few chips in the black paint. My NA was (and still is)
maintained very well, so that is what I am used to. I'll get the turbo up to
that point, too, it'll just take some time and resources. :)
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