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Attempted to clean evaporator this weekend

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaMike37, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    TacomaMike37

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    Hey all,

    AC smells a bit funky, a touch moldy. Sprayed some lysol in the cowl and replaced cabin filter, which helped a bit but wanted to clean the evaporator.

    Purchased this cleaner:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007PHD0S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Yesterday, crawled under the truck and found the ac drain, and that is where I ran into my issue. It seems when I snake the tube up the ac drain it feel like it hits a wall and wont enter the cavity where the evaporator is housed for some reason. I said let me give it a shot anyways and the foam just shot right out.

    Any of you guys use this foam cleaner before via the ac drain?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Jan 30, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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    Lester Lugnut

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    I see a lot of good reviews clicking on the Amazon link. I also see enough 1 star/2 star reviews to make me think otherwise. Some thought Lysol was just as good if not better; others mentioned allergenic issues.
     
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  3. Jan 30, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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    Well currently I wont be able to see if it works cause I can't get the straw past the nipple on the ac drain ! I think what is happening is the angle of the drain tube is 90 degrees from where the nipple is. Will have to investigate further.
     
  4. Jan 30, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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    a nice can of Lysol or other disinfectnant works very good, and replacing the cabin filter. ive read where some folks put a strip of that Bounce clothes dryer sheet on top of the cabin filter to give more freshness.
     
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed

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