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Cat heat shield not cutting it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by ScootsOFP, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. ScootsOFP

    ScootsOFP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I recently noticed that under my passenger side floormats (front and rear seats) had a good deal of condensation forming under while I drove. To the point where it was starting to smell musty in the cab.

    Looking under the truck it seems like the 2 cats are perfectly positioned to radiate tons of heat right where I have been getting condensation. The heat shields aren't rusted, so I'm confused about what might be causing the problem and how I can fix it.

    Ideas?
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Odds are, Its AC condensation comming from the AC system. You should see a drain tube comming out of the fire wall (open the hood, or look under the vehicle). This tube may be plugged. You can run a peice of wire into it, to unblock whatever may be in it. OR, Use compressed air ( though you will want to do this from the cab). OR, It may have become disconnected. If the latter is the case, re connect.
     
  3. twfsa

    twfsa Well-Known Member

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    I used a plastic zip 6 inch tie and inserted it into the drain to see if it were pluged.
     
  4. ScootsOFP

    ScootsOFP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I pulled the drain tube out from the firewall and it was clear, should I just use a wire or zip tie and try to clean further up in the drain pan, or what should my next move be?
     
  5. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Use a peice of good size wire. Fashion a hook on the end, and see if you can pul the juk out.
     
  6. STLharry

    STLharry Lube: It's the key to penetration.

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    Yep. Sounds like your AC drain is plugged. Chris has it spot on.
     
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