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A/C Evaporator Drain

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Gtech2, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    Gtech2

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    Anyone know where the A/C evaporator drain is located? Trying to clean out the odor coming from the cabin vents when I run the A/C and want to start by making sure the evaporator drain isn't clogged.
     
  2. Jan 16, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    chris4x4

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  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    Thanks Chris!
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM
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    When the A/C evap drain was clogged on my other vehicle (located on the passenger side firewall) the floor of the footwell got drenched.

    If your drain isn't clogged, think about mixing a few drops of essential lavender oil in a water bottle mister and spraying the vents (don't know if you can do it from the outside - eg at the base of the windshield - like you could on my Legacy). Not only will the lavender make it smell better, but it is also anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
     
  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Thats a dam good idea!
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    Judging by how snow used to blow in the vents on my old 96, you should be able to spray from the outside in.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    lol
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    MADJIK_MAN MOD!!! STICKY IT!!! :D

    Also, lavender is calming, so it cuts down on road rage too.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    You work at bath and body works?
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    Nope.

    Just a typical Boulderite.

    All natural baby :p
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    Does someone have a picture of the drain?
     
  12. Feb 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    Haha, I would definitely spray the lavender if I had to commute in heavy traffic. Less likely to flip the bird if someone cuts you off! I just spray Ozium which has a nice smell and also reduces airborne bacteria.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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    If its a mildew smell I'd say your drain may be plugged, if its misc. odor/odors, your interior coil is probably dirty & the culprit
     
  15. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    How do you unclog it? I don't own an air compressor.
     
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