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 Post subject: Water Sound...Air Conditioning???
Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:27 pm 
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Hey Everyone...
As you may know, i have an EF Fairmont.
At the moment when ever you turn a corner i can hear water flowing thru the interior, and today it leaked onto my foot...and it was cold :(.
It is coming from the passenger side of the car, and i think it has somthing to do with the air conditioning.
Where is the moisture out of the air supposed to go when you have the airconditioning running, and how does it get there...
also does anyone know how to fix this problem?
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:44 pm 
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There's a drain tube that runs from the bottom of the evaporator out through the firewall and onto the ground. This tube can often get blocked.

You will find the tube under the car, low in the firewall near the starter motor.
You need to poke a stiff wire up the tube to unblock it, be careful though I have heard of people damaging the evaporator, be best to fold over the end of the wire first.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:56 pm 
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would a coat hanger do the trick?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:42 am 
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Thats what I would use, or stiff fencing wire. Just remember to fold the end over so it isn't sharp.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:40 am 
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maybe excessive condenstation not draining away properly ??
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:41 am 
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may be excessive condenstation not draining away properly ?
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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:25 pm 
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Blocked drain..!! Had it on a few different cars
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:13 am 
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well i got the stands in the garage rite now...i'm having a go at it 2moz

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:55 pm 
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I CANT FIND THE PIPE!!!!!
can anyone help me?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:38 pm 
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You should be able to find it, on the passenger side of the firewall, down low, from under the car.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:41 pm 
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i couldnt see anything on the passengers side of the firewall...
the cars back on the ground now...
i might get my mate to come and help me next weekend...
woud it be possible for anyone to take pictures of what i'm looking for?
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:11 pm 
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Try below and to the right of the heater hoses when you are looking into the engine bay.

It may not look like a pipe, as it may still have the firewall soundproofing covering it, in which case it will appear to be a rectangular piece of the soundproofing, about an inch sqaure and stick out by about 1.5 to 2 inches.

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:27 am 
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Had the same problem on mine. Check to see if the soundproofing on the p/s side is wet after driving the car (but not in the rain lol). If so, you will probably find that the s/p is covering the hole. Just cut some of it away, and watch the water run out.

 

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