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Cat heat shield not cutting it?

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

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    ScootsOFP

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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. Sep 4, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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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. Sep 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    twfsa

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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. Sep 4, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    ScootsOFP

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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. Sep 4, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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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. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    STLharry

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