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AC Condensate drain ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeN 267, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    JoeN 267

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    Haven't seen any condensate dripping after running the AC - any idea where the "drain tube" is located ?

    The truck was undercoated, may have been plugged -

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    It extends a few inches out of the firewall on the passenger side and drips on the frame rail.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I noticed that too. Is there any way or mod to let it drain away from the frame? I really think it could contribute to rusting.

    Op if you cant see any drain coming out from said location the undercoating might have plugged it. I will check it if I were you.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    And be aware that some found the tube inside (up high on the inside area of the passenger floor) sometimes ran up and over a bracket causing it to either get pinched or travel uphill before going outside to drain. Might want to check that out if it's not plugged outside.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    OK, tube was easy to see and it was draining right on top of a frame rail that had a bundle of wires running down the top of it - the OD of the drain tube was 5/8 inch, went to hdwr. store and picked up 2 ft. of 5/8 inch ID tubing - slipped new tubing over the existing tube and ran down to below frame - exhaust header is right there, tried to keep new tubing as far away as possible - tie-rapped in place - ALSO - got my Bilstein 5100's for the front today from DSMS - will be getting them installed within the next few weeks :)))
     
  6. Jun 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    I have drippage from the AC condensate now on the driveway - NOT on the frame rail :)
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    This was one of my first mods.

    Screwdriver is on the drain extension.
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    This pic shows where it goes.

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  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Boy....I sure do like how they designed the drain over the frame.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    "Damn it, Bob, this frame isn't rusting fast enough. What can we do?"

    "Well, maybe we could design the truck so it continually dumps water into the frame."

    "Brilliant, Bob! Brilliant!"
     
  10. Aug 13, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    Do you think this mod extension would void the warranty?
     
  11. Aug 13, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    :cool: not sure if joking....
     
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    The warranty on what?
     
  13. Aug 13, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    The warranty on the ac system if anything ever goes wrong it could be a good "blame the owner for extending the hose,not covered" by the dealer.
     
  14. Aug 13, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Anyways would the rust be that significant over the years of the ac draining onto the frame?
     
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    Glad to see someone bumped this. I was planning on re-routing mine but hadn't measured the diameter of the tube. Now I don't have to. Thanks!
     
  17. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:37 AM
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    Is 5/8" the ID or the OD
     
  18. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    Post says OD of the original tubing.
     
  19. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    I saw that but what would the ID of the tubing be then? Most part store around here use the ID for size reference.
     
  20. Aug 14, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    Well, he stated the OD is 5/8" so that would be the ID of the tube you're buying, seeing as how you'd be putting your new tube over the drain tube on the truck. Right?
     
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