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 Post subject: Air Con- Strange problem
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:04 am 
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G'day guys!
I have a bit of an issue with my ef fairmont, every time i turn on the air con, after a while there is water actually gushing out of the driver and passenger footwells :|
its freezing cold water as well if that helps but im totally dumb founded.... i know its something to do with air con as its never happened without it on.

Appreciate the help in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: Air Con- Strange problem
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:19 am 
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its condensation and no it wont happen when its n ot on as then it isnt cold
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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:22 am 
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its condensation and no it wont happen when its n ot on as then it isnt cold
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 Post subject: Re: Air Con- Strange problem
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:31 am 
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Is it coming into the cabin or just running down the outside of the firewall?

If its coming into the cabin you have an issue with the box not being sealed, as the condensation should run into a tube that goes thru the firewall on the passenger side of the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Air Con- Strange problem
Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:41 am 
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sounds like the drain to the outside is blocked and needs cleaning out.
you will need to jack up the front end, and get some axle stands under there.
climb under and look up at the firewall on pass side, almost directly below the map sensor there is a black rubber grommet with a 10mm hole in it.
u may have to pull the insulation up a bit to see it
poke some wire or a piece of dowel in there and wriggle it about.
then drop the car back down again, start it and turn on the a/c, run it for a minute or so,
reverse back and u should see a trail of water/condensation on the ground from where u were parked if the drain is clean
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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:46 am 
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Had this same problem with my NF just b4 xmas, seems the little drainage hose that goes through the firewall and leaves the puddle under the car was blocked / busted and the insulation in the engine-bay was covering it up and backing up into the cabin, all we did was poke at the hole and all of a sudden we had a gusher, i need to replace the rubber bit in the engine-bay but haven't done so yet but its still working fine, the drain was a buggar to find it was down fairly low on p/side of the firewall - its quite the shock that gush of bloody cold water :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:22 am 
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Thank everyone for all your help!
Ill have a snoop around on the weekend and hopefully get it sorted.

Hehe going 100 clicks on the Monash and getting cold water all over myself made me s**t myself!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:23 am 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
Is it coming into the cabin or just running down the outside of the firewall?

If its coming into the cabin you have an issue with the box not being sealed, as the condensation should run into a tube that goes thru the firewall on the passenger side of the car.

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Mate its actually coming into the cabin full bore!

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:15 am 
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Yeah it's quite amusing till the missus get her feet wet :twisted: then when your carpet starts to stink - not so much

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:15 pm 
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efmontyi6 wrote:
ToranaGuy wrote:
Is it coming into the cabin or just running down the outside of the firewall?

If its coming into the cabin you have an issue with the box not being sealed, as the condensation should run into a tube that goes thru the firewall on the passenger side of the car.

Cheers

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Mate its actually coming into the cabin full bore!


lol. Hope it's as simple as a plugged up drain hole for you. Last car i had this issue in was my Torana - when it rained. Plenum had rusted & it leaked badly when it rained. I have removed all the rust & fit fresh steel in it.

When my g/f's car wet the carpet in the passenger footwell, it was because the heater core let go & dumped all the coolant into the cabin = cooked motor. Full rebuild. PITA!

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Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:52 pm 
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guys finally got the time on the weekend to get under the car between all the rains.
it was that pipe it was bloked.... no more cold water on my feet!

Thanks for everyones help!

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Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:55 pm 
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efmontyi6 wrote:
guys finally got the time on the weekend to get under the car between all the rains.
it was that pipe it was bloked.... no more cold water on my feet!

Thanks for everyones help!

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That's great news dude. Was it dirt or oil/grease?

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Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:07 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
efmontyi6 wrote:
guys finally got the time on the weekend to get under the car between all the rains.
it was that pipe it was bloked.... no more cold water on my feet!

Thanks for everyones help!

Alex


That's great news dude. Was it dirt or oil/grease?

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It was like a combo of greasy dirt hard to say. But most likely dirt coz i park in our front yard which is really loose gravel so it must have kicked up a fair bit over the years!

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:00 am 
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efmontyi6 wrote:
guys finally got the time on the weekend to get under the car between all the rains.
it was that pipe it was bloked.... no more cold water on my feet!

Thanks for everyones help!

Alex


Sweet as mate :D 8-)

 

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