my kid dumped a little transmission fluid on carpet smells real bad need help - Taurus Car Club of America : Ford Taurus Forum
Register Home Forums Active Topics Topic Finder Photos Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowAuto LoansInsurance
TaurusClub.com is the premier Ford Taurus Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
hydetherat's Avatar
 
Member Number: 29381
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brewer Me
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 99 taurus se wagon 99 taurus se sedan parts car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 338
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
hydetherat has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default my kid dumped a little transmission fluid on carpet smells real bad need help

i am wondering if any one know a good way to get transmission smell out of my car smells real bad please help
hydetherat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-11-2010, 11:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Crazy Devoted Member
 
qwertz9586's Avatar
 
Member Number: 640
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: ATX
Chapter: Southern
Drives: 2003 Ford Taurus SEL
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 15,928
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 54
qwertz9586 will become famous soon enough
Default

Kitty litter.
__________________

[ 2003 Ford Taurus SEL ] - [ 1995 Mercury Sable GS ]
Ford Lincoln Mercury Sable? A personal conveyance named after its inventor, an
assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.
qwertz9586 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
hydetherat's Avatar
 
Member Number: 29381
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brewer Me
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 99 taurus se wagon 99 taurus se sedan parts car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 338
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
hydetherat has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

i have all ready used speedy dry to suck it up but it smells real bad
hydetherat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 06:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 13523
Join Date: Sep 2007
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 45
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
snowboardracer has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

Get an Air Sponge: http://www.naturesairsponge.com/

They have them at Ace Hardware, and my grocery store even has some knock offs that work well. Just open it up, put it under your seat, and leave it there for a few weeks. While it's open in your car your car won't smell too great (the air sponge stinks, too), but once it's done in a week or two remove the air sponge, air out the car for a day, and the odor will be gone.

Another trick is to spread baking soda on the area of the carpet the spill was on and vacuum it up--hasn't worked too well for me, but I've heard others have had luck.
snowboardracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
egiroux's Avatar
 
Member Number: 26577
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1,233
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 11
egiroux is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I would put the baking soda down and leave it for a few days. Then I would vacuum it up and clean the area with degreaser(Simple Green, Zep citrus cleaner, 409, etc), then rinse with clean water and dry.
egiroux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 12:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Member Number: 13523
Join Date: Sep 2007
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 45
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
snowboardracer has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

Maybe that's been my problem with the baking soda...didn't leave it on long enough. I usually vacuumed it up after 24 hours. Try egiroux's few days idea, might work.
snowboardracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 12:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
egiroux's Avatar
 
Member Number: 26577
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Island
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1,233
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 11
egiroux is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

I forgot to mention work the baking soda down into the carpet fibers with your hands or stiff bristle brush when you put it down.
egiroux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Technical Advisor
 
Member Number: 1771
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Blythewood, SC 29016
Chapter: Southeast
Drives: 00 SEL Sedan DOHC
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 16,398
Trader Score: 6 reviews
Rep Power: 87
Bull Geek has much to be proud ofBull Geek has much to be proud ofBull Geek has much to be proud ofBull Geek has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to Bull Geek Send a message via MSN to Bull Geek
Default

Did it get spilled on the interior floor mats, or the floor carpet?
__________________
--Nick M. | Columbia, SC | AAP/Atlanta Built Bulls
-True Blue MC 2003 Lincoln Town Car | DOHC/4R70W | 50K
-Silver Frost MC 2000 Ford Taurus SEL | DOHC/AX4N | 188K
--Wood paneled 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Colony Park wagon | OHV/AOD | 180K ish?

Former...
'87 Taurus 3.0 GL sedan, '87 Taurus 3.0 GL Wagon, '97 Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 sedan
Bull Geek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
Devoted Member
 
austex04's Avatar
 
Member Number: 17509
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Austin Tx
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 1,305
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 13
austex04 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by egiroux View Post
I would put the baking soda down and leave it for a few days. Then I would vacuum it up and clean the area with degreaser(Simple Green, Zep citrus cleaner, 409, etc), then rinse with clean water and dry.
I would skip that baking soda, and use a shop vac, hot water, and a degreaser (as stated above). Work the degreaser into the carpet, let stand for half hour, then use hot water to soak it down, use the shop vac to suck it up. Repeat this a few times, it should get most if not all of it out. I wouldn't use 409, as it contains bleach. I know how bad atf stinks, I think it smells like cat urine.
austex04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2010, 10:01 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
hydetherat's Avatar
 
Member Number: 29381
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brewer Me
Chapter: Northeast
Drives: 99 taurus se wagon 99 taurus se sedan parts car
Visit: My Garage
Posts: 338
Trader Score: 0 reviews
Rep Power: 0
hydetherat has a little shameless behaviour in the past
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bull Geek View Post
Did it get spilled on the interior floor mats, or the floor carpet?

carpet
hydetherat is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2