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Unread 07-03-2006, 07:48 AM   #1
akshun
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1998 A/C drain?

Could someone point out where the drain hose for the A/C is on the firewall? I think mine is plugged up and causing water to spill on to the carpet. I have a picture in the haynes manual but it appears to be a V8 (mine is the 4.0L) isn't in the same location. Thanks.

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Unread 07-03-2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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This is a little hard for me to describe because it has been months since I've seen my Jeep (I'm in Iraq). This can lead to big problems if you don't get it solved. I had a great Jeep mechanic that suggested this: Under the dash, on the passenger side you should see a black plastice housing down where the passengers feet would be. I think it is kind of shaped like a "U". He drilled a hole in there and attempted to blow the blockage out with compressed air. Mine must have been too clogged because that didn't work. After you drill the hole you'll have to have some sort of rubber plug to put in there. Anyways, I let mine go for awhile and now I'll certainly have to replace the carpet and I spent many hundreds of dollars having the dealer replace A/C components that had corroded. Fix it soon and avoid all of that. As far as where the actual drain is, I think the water is just channeled down the frame rails so there really isn't a drain that you can remove and unclog.
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Unread 07-05-2006, 06:02 AM   #3
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this makes sense after all the time I spent trying to find this drain. I can tell exactly what you're talking about. I'll give it a try. Also, keep your head low over there. I did my stint from 2003-2005.
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Unread 07-05-2006, 02:20 PM   #4
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When the air failed to work on mine I was tempted to take a water hose to it! I didn't but I don't think it would have messed anything up worse than it was already getting in my case.
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Unread 07-06-2006, 05:56 AM   #5
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Hey I tried it out and it worked perfect. The condensation is draining normally now. Thanks! I noticed that I can feel the drain hole through a hole in the frame. The hole is right next to the tire, which would explain why it gets clogged. Thanks again.
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