[DML] re:[DML} A/C Drain hose?
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[DML] re:[DML} A/C Drain hose?

The drain is at the base of the AC unit to the right. If you pull 
back the carpet slightly you can see it, but you can't get to it 
there since its a hard line at that point. But it goes thru the floor 
and outside the car, showing up on top of the frame and ending in a 
hose that drips either on to the ground or onto the gas tank 
depending on where they aimed it. Remove the cover under the spare 
tire and you should be able to see it  - a black hose about 1/2-inch 

If you are lucky you can thread some weed-whacker line up it and 
break the blockage loose. You could also try hooking up the shop vac 
to the line and pulling out the gook. Avoid blowing into the line 
because that just pushes the crap back up into the housing. As a last 
resort you can do that but it will often just block up again. Worst 
case the block is on the inside of the evaporator case. You don't 
want to hear about that.

If this doesn't work I can send you a photo of what's inside the case 
so you can see why it's hard to get to from the inside. But my camera 
isn't at home at the moment.

Also - it might be a good idea to remove the passenger seat (4 nuts 
undertneath the car) and then take the carpeting out. This gives you 
4 drain holes in the floor and the carpet will dry faster without 
rusting the seat tracks. 

If you don't fix it, eventually you will get water into the fan motor 
and ruin that too. 

Dave Swingle

[PS - I'd rather pull an engine than the evaporator case]

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kevin Abato" <delorean@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2005 11:05 PM
Subject: A/C Drain hose?

> I finally have my A/C working in my car (after 4 years of 
> and happily drove to and from the DMA summer fun run today.  I 
> I had some water on the floor.  DanRc30 told me that the drain hose 
> clogged and has to be be opened/cleaned.
> by the time I got home, my passenger side floor was FLOODED (I 
> realize how bad it was happening).  I used a shop vac to get most 
of the
> water up, and pulled up the carpet (where possible) to let the foam 

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