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UPDATE; Mildew smell in the cabin after it rains.

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by BangBang, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. BangBang

    BangBang Full Access Member

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    My 2018 just within the last month has started having a mildew smell in the cabin after it rains.
    There is zero wet carpeting. Just the smell. I cahnged out the cabin air filter, but that didn't help.
    I did a search, but all I could find are posts where peoplr had wet carpet in thre cabin.

    Any help would be a preciated.

    One person as said the cabin vent, the one for when you shut doors to equalize the pressure on his ford F150 had become dislodged and leaking. I can't find that vent. He also said he had wet carpeting. He and I searched my truck today for any wet carpet and the was none. We had rain last night.
     
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    Cabin vents are behind the rear seats. Usually the culprit. If you have a sunroof check that too.
     
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    No sunroof.
    I will drop the back seat tomorrow and check.

    What is the fix? Replacing them?
     
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    Since I’m reluctant to go to the dealer, and because of the virus, I would remove the vents, clean them with bleach and reinstall. I believe that they are installed from the outside of the cab. I read that someone was able to install them from the inside without removing the bed.
     
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    Thank you. Yeah, I hear ya. When changing out the cabin air filter I strong armed the actuator arm. Loaded some stuff in the bed and the right tailgate bumper attachment screw broke. Ordered them both from Tasca yesterday so I won't have to go to the dealer.
     
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    Check the door plugs too. No issues on my Gen 2, but on my Gen 1 I had this issue. My drain hole on the passenger side was plugged. I unplugged it, and some nasty smelling water drained out. Left the door open and smell went away.

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    When you check the carpet, are you checking under the carpet? It can be wet under it and not show on top.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    Guys where is the cabin vent
     
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    The cabin filter (?) is behind the glove compartment. Couple of good YouTube videos out there showing you how to access it
     

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