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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:09 am 
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There is a bad smell of stale water in the car, I assuming it is the AC however I cannot locate the drain hole under the car to check it isn't blocked.

Any help or other ideas of where the smell could be coming from would be appreciated.

Car : 1997 Futura

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Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:34 am 
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drain plug is on the left side on the firewall, from memory about where the firewall starts to roll back under the car
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Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:30 pm 
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Hi Bigbell,

Thanks I found it, Took it to my local garage to get the car lifted. Really isn't in an obvious place!

My sound proofing was covering it which didn't help.

-Adam
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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:14 pm 
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Could you please describe where to find this drain plug? I have a similar problem i think..its like this really damp stink.
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Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:35 pm 
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I've been meaning to ask this for ages, I have the same problem. Do I have to fill it back up with anything?
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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:08 am 
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Someone take a picture of where it is, lol.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:29 am 
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hi

its not really a plug its just a drain hole for the condensation that builds up in your air con..but they do clog up with dirt sometimes..

here is a pic from the top.. there is a small pipe underneath this..

 

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:03 pm 
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another place ACs generally tend to leak is on the firewall where the passanger puts his feet, just peel back the carpet and you can see
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