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So i've had this moldy smell in my '09 crew cab for a while, but is hasn't been anything strong and it isn't something that i can pinpoint with ease. About a month ago, i decided to pull the weather tech floor liners and check the carpet and found nothing out of the ordinary.... no wet areas, not white mold residue... nothing. HOWEVER, when i went to close the passenger side front door = i was shocked to hear water sloshing around. i reached under the door and pulled off the bottom weather strip and water poured out for at least 2 minutes. Could this smell be coming from inside the door panel or something else that i'm missing? I guess i'll be pulling that door panel and give that thing a cleaning.
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Just pooled water in the door (the drains plug easily) wouldn't necessarily generate a moldy smell.

You might see if your hvac system as a cabin air filter and examine/change it, or if the a/c vent is plugged (this is the vent from the in-cab evaporator, normally a rubber hose/fitting that goes into the engine compartment and then drains onto the ground).
 

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That bodystyle is notorious for holding water in the door panels, a lot of people have drilled more holes so they can drain.
 
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Maybe coming from the 3rd brake light? I noticed water stains in the head liner upper rear corners. When I was trying to figure out why my liner had water stains I seen some videos of people stating they had water pooling due to the 3rd brakelight seal.
 

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So i've had this moldy smell in my '09 crew cab for a while, but is hasn't been anything strong and it isn't something that i can pinpoint with ease. About a month ago, i decided to pull the weather tech floor liners and check the carpet and found nothing out of the ordinary.... no wet areas, not white mold residue... nothing. HOWEVER, when i went to close the passenger side front door = i was shocked to hear water sloshing around. i reached under the door and pulled off the bottom weather strip and water poured out for at least 2 minutes. Could this smell be coming from inside the door panel or something else that i'm missing? I guess i'll be pulling that door panel and give that thing a cleaning.
They used to have plugs in bottom of doors . i usually drill some if they do not. HHope that helps.
 

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Change.... did notice some light discoloration on the headliner in the back, plus condensation in the 3rd brake light. Time to change that as the New Step 1, LOL.

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