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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:45 pm 
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i drove my dads ef ghia today, last time it was driven the heater was on and so was the a/c. anyways i take the first corner and all this water pours.. i mean POURS out from the centre behind the dash on both passenger and drivers side. it used to drip a little bit towards the passenger side a while then it stopped and now boom all in one hit. also air only comes out of the face vents, no matter wherre u put it it doest change. is this relateD??

how do i fix the water problem?? anyhelpo would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:38 pm 
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heater core?????i had one go whilst i was driving a skyline i had and it spat coolant straight thru the vents into the car.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:06 pm 
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if its water, either you've had enough heavy rain to flood the heater box, or the more likely culprit, the aircon drain hose is clogged

if its coolant, its a f**k heater core

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:54 am 
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it was just water, and it used to previuously leak slowly, so ill take the whole dash out and check the hoses? how do i unclog them?

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Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:17 pm 
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I dont see why your so worried, just means your interior gets a nice clean every now n then ;)

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:50 pm 
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haha yeah and then after a while the water turns to to that slimy crap and then it gets that fungy smell, great!! haha, so is it the heater core?? will i rip out the dash??

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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:03 pm 
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mate the whole dash has to come out. it comes out a one unit. i wish i knew that before i tried to take out mine. i couldnt do it so i took it to a a/c person. they charged me about $500 but that is for extra s**t aswell. think it should cost about $200-$300 but not sure.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:59 pm 
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thansk mate, what did they replace in your caR??

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:12 pm 
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if its just the drain hose thats clogged, try pushing a piece of stiff plastic wire up it, something like a piece of whipper snipper cord

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:24 pm 
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Sounds like the heater box... a very big job taking out the dash. I'm going to have to do it for my dads AU as well.
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Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:40 am 
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Does you coolant have any colour in it?

Does the water inside have any colour in it?

If the water inside is clear and your coolant is coloured say green then it will be the drain hose. You can get to the drain hose from under the car, passenger side of the firewall. you should find a small hole which should have a short length of hose sticking out. Poke something (not sharp) up there to unblock it.

Go for the easy things first before worry about whether to rip the dash out. :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:59 pm 
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thanks for that mad max, i looked under the car and cant find this whole, any exact locations??? thanks for your help... water inside is clear, coolant is blue, so probably is clogged...

 

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