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Rust on Frame with A/C drain mod fix

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Uptown2k, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. Oct 11, 2018 at 12:33 PM
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    OR4x4

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    That's a good point. Here in CA and the West Coast in general, I don't think there is too much to worry about with/without the mod. I can see what people are talking about regarding the tube clogging due to it being closer to the road. It's all a trade off.
     
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  2. Oct 19, 2018 at 9:07 PM
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    COS_TACO

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    That would be SWEET if my daily commute took me through a rain forest!!:D
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2018 at 7:58 PM
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    So I did this mod, for the first couple of days when I checked, it was draining properly. I checked today and I don't see it draining. It's pretty cold where I am, so I have been using heat mostly. However I did come out the truck, run the AC for a few mins on high, and still didn't see any water draining. Is this normal? I feel like sometimes I get a strange smell like rubbing alcohol from the AC but honestly I don't know, it might just be the new car smell still. Any ideas why it's not draining? Is it the cold? Is it evaporating due to the proximity to the exhaust?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2018 at 12:15 AM
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    Yann

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    Great easy mod, thank you.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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    Riding Dirty

    Riding Dirty Sinner; saved by grace

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    I have found both on these Tacoma’s and my 4runner, humidity has to be pretty high for the ac to drip. I was a little concerned about mine this past spring when I ran the ac in 90 degree temps with no dripping. I removed the hose to make sure nothing was clogged and it was totally clear, just the humidity was low. As soon as the humidity got high enough, water dripped like crazy. My opinion is you’re ok. Hope this helps!
     
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  6. Oct 23, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    Thanks a lot!
     
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  7. Oct 23, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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    Anybody know the size AC hose is? I purchased 5/8 heater hose but it’s appears too small. Local store has heated hose; inner dimension (ID) and outer dimension (OD) sizes.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2018 at 12:56 PM
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    This is an easy mod and sofar has done a great job.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2018 at 6:59 PM
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  10. Oct 25, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    Has this ever been addressed by toyota?
     
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  11. Oct 25, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    I just did this mod and it took some wiggling around to make the hose fit but it eventually worked. Overall, easy and cheap.
     
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  12. Oct 31, 2018 at 4:15 AM
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    I made this mistake too the first time. Internal diameter must be 5/8
     
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  13. Nov 4, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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    Just curious, would the smell of water burning been a result of this? I live in AZ and run the AC constantly...I can’t describe the smell exactly but it is like when water is burning on metal.
     
  14. Nov 6, 2018 at 1:53 PM
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    Rumor has it that Toyota has created a kit for sale. Not sure if it’s true since I can’t find proof online.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    This still the setup for 2019's? I think they corrected the cabin tail light. Hoping they did the same for this.
     
  16. Nov 8, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    inesshell

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    lol they would, any way to make $$
     
  17. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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    Thank you for the thread, I did this as soon as I got my truck
     
  18. Nov 20, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    GMP

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    I just Fluid Filmed the crap out of every square inch of frame, in and out, including this. Salt is a lot more to worry about. I'll do it again after the spring wash.
     
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  19. Nov 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    BlueFourMike

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    Thanks for the tip OP. I appreciate it it.
     
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  20. Nov 28, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    Domane

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    Just checked the truck and after 10k it's already showing a few spots of rust, going to be tackling this soon. Thanks OP!
     
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