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Unread 05-05-2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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AC Drain Tube

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For some time now I am getting a musty smell when i turn on the AC.....Read about the TSB to correct a clogged drain tube since it sounds like what I may have. I followed the directions on this website(http://home.sc.rr.com/janet/TSB/24-06-96.htm) When I drilled through I stuck a wire hanger about 2 feet in and didnt feel anything, there was no water leaking out of the hole a drilled. I began to drive the wire up towards the top of the dash thinking my plug was above there.....debris began to come through the hole and out of the vents ( I had the AC on high). Still no water coming out of the hole.....???? I have been running the AC all day long and I have not noticed water coming out from under the car.....when I drive though, I can hear water sloshing from that area......HELP!

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Unread 05-05-2006, 07:13 PM   #2
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You can spray half a can of lysol in to the intake cowl vent near the windshield on the outside with the a/c on full blast. That will kill mildew/bacteria growing on the evaporator core.
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Unread 05-05-2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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Usually when the drain hole is plugged, it will drain into the cab instead of outside. If all's your getting is the smell then I would do the Lysol thing.
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Unread 05-06-2006, 06:12 AM   #4
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Any idea what to do about the water sloshing???? I find it odd that running the AC on all day produced no water under the truck
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Unread 05-07-2006, 09:17 PM   #5
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I have water coming out on the outside and i notice today that i had a lake in my passenger side floor board,could it still be the heater core even though i disconnected the hoses in the engine and bypassed them?I am totally stumped on this one and i am growing tired of the water coming in. Pleas help!!!!
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Unread 05-07-2006, 09:40 PM   #6
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If the water is clear, it's condensation from the A/C. Do the fix listed in the beginning of the thread. If you did not have your heater core bypassed, and the water was green like anti-freeze, you would have a different problem.
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Unread 05-08-2006, 10:09 AM   #7
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well the heater hoses are already by passed becuase i thought the water would be coming from the heater core leaking so i disconnected them buuuutttt there is still water coming in and here is the good part,the a/c drains from the bottom of the car were its suppose to. When i pulled back the carpet and i felt the black enclosure where the coils are i noticed it was wet and there is this black piece that goes through the fire wall that has a sponge like material between it and the fire wall and when i put my finger between that alot of water comes out.
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Unread 05-08-2006, 12:38 PM   #8
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Just because some water comes out underneath, does not mean the drain is entirely clear. Do the fix in the first thread. That should fix your problem.
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Unread 05-09-2006, 08:51 AM   #9
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thank you
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Unread 05-09-2006, 11:36 AM   #10
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oh another thing where would i find the plug needed for the hole that you drill? home depot or something like that?
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Unread 05-10-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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Just use black RTV to fill in the hole. Much easier to find.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 09:39 AM   #12
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i rather use both so i dont have another leak
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Unread 05-11-2006, 11:59 AM   #13
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Lowes has 1/4 plugs in the specialty fastener drawers in the hardward section.
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Unread 05-11-2006, 03:07 PM   #14
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Thanks james!
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