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A/C Evaporator Drain

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brian, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Aug 2, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    brian

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    Has anyone re-routed their evaporator drain yet? This shit is getting bad. Mine drains all over the frame and the rust is finally setting in. I've been too lazy to tear apart the fender and find out where it exits at. Its rusting EVERYTHING!
     
  2. Aug 2, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    It exits right from the fire wall on the passenger side. There is about 3" of rubber line. Easy to tie into, and extend. ;)
     
  3. Aug 2, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    This bothered me also, it was an easy fix!

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  4. Aug 2, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    Yeah, exactly...
    I mentioned this in the other thread about it draining through the frame.

    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw that....was rust.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Yeah I knew it was going to start sooner or later. I forgot about it during the winter. I looked under there yesterday and saw it was rusting the weld beads. I was always too lazy to break out my creeper and crawl under that part. Thanks for the info, time I go find some surgical tubing. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    what kind of supplies would i need to fix that?
     
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    I used 5/16 tubing, it just fit inside the drain tube and I used a tie wrap over both to keep it tight....
     
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    I would think it may be better to have it connected with a tube connector, or on the out side.....If anything builds up in the joint, it can cause the water to dump into the cab. $0.02
     
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    im gonna look into that. where can you purchase it from?
     
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    VatoZone has em.
     
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    Sorry to bring up an old post, but does anyone know what size the original drain hose is?

    I'd prefer to just replace that drain hose with one that is routed to a better location, rather than trying to extend it. For the reason Chris posted, I'd rather not have anything 'catch' at a joint with a smaller hose and end up blocking the drain.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    i'm going to do this too. I think if ya cut off a little end of it and take it to autozone or something they should be able to hook ya up with a tube.
     
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    I just cut off a small chunk of the little numb sticking out. Like chris4x4 suggested, I'm going to get a tube slightly larger than the stock one and place it over the stock tube. I'd like to avoid the small risk of a smaller tubing comprising the flow.
     
  14. Jul 5, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Please post the size of the tubing you got that fits over the existing... This way I do not have to cut mine :D
     
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    5/8 i.d. fits over
     
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    Thank you
     
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    And I found a way to route it inside the frame then exit at the bottom. It is still a pretty straight shot down so there shouldn't be a problem. I actually just went out and checked it, there was a nice pool of water underneath the new exit. If you don't want to put it inside the frame you will have to route it close to the exhaust OR where you can see the hose in the wheel well.
     
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    so how to u secure it over the stock tube? using a zip tie would make me nervous as i may clamp it down to much...
     
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    I could of never figured this out. Thanks guys. Hope this helps me out to
     
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    I used a tube extender from an old oil funnel. It just happened to be the size that I needed. Then I used two old school hose clamps (spring type) you can seem them in the picture. I had bought them for my Fumoto drain valve but decided it wasn't worth it. Routing it down through the frame worked out much better than I thought it would.

    You should use a standard hose clamp. that would put more even pressure all around the hose rather than just crushing it like a zip tie would.
     
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