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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. Apr 18, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    Tito's_Taco

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    Thanks for the tip. Going to do this after work tonight. Good thing i haven't had to use my ac yet
     
  2. Apr 18, 2019 at 4:31 PM
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    My buddys 08 tundras frame is completely rotted through and seperated between the cab and front strut mount and toyota wont do a thing about it for him. He bought it back around 2010 and its been treated well ever since the body doesnt have any rust and the frame is still painted for the most part but where the ac dumped on it has completely destroyed the frame in that spot. Shits no joke take a few minutes and do this it could save you in the long run
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:01 PM
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    Made that mistake. An hour wasn't long enough :bananadead:
     
  4. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:38 PM
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    I'm sure this has already been posted, but found a perfect route for the hose that requires no zip ties. I still used one at the bottom (after I took this photo), just to increase the diameter of the hose to prevent it from tucking back into the crossmember, but overall it's protected very well from the exhaust.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2019 at 6:53 PM
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    Norsemanvike

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    I'm thinking of rerouting mine like this too.
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Just to clarify, these pictures are looking from the outside of the passenger wheel well,? I did not do this yet so if someone can tell me the process I will get to it
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    The process is in the first post.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    I’m yet to do mine too...looks like you are looking like your head is under the tranny looking toward the Pax side front corner. Pax tire is on the right of the photo.
     
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  9. Apr 19, 2019 at 7:57 AM
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    In the picture I posted, I'm looking up to the passenger wheel well from under the truck, right below the tranny.

    There route I took, goes from the original drain tube location, into the support for the cross member, out the top of the cross member, then back through it to the ground. This keeps a good chunk of the hose isolated from the exhaust.
     
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  10. Apr 22, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Just did the AC Drain Mod and i ran the hose as most people did but popped it out near the lower control arm. My question the hose comes pretty close to the exhaust system only about .5" apart. Will that be an issue? IMG_2471.jpg IMG_2470.jpg
     
  11. Apr 22, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    @SAPR53 look at the routing of post 487
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2019 at 10:51 PM
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    Just got my Taco 2 months ago & hadn’t used the A/C until yesterday...did this earlier yesterday morning before I ever turned it on. Thanks for the help & suggestion with this mod! No drips yet, but def worth the $10 in parts from Auto Zone.
     
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  13. Apr 25, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    Would like to hear if anyone has had issues with standard 5/8"ID heater hose due to proximity to exhaust.
    Was considering using high temp heater hose but curious if that is overkill.
     
  14. Apr 25, 2019 at 6:39 AM
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    I used exactly what he suggested in the original post, & I noticed it was close to the exhaust heat shield also, so I used another zip tie to pull it farther away from there. Should work fine, as I saw other rubber hoses right next to it factory.
     
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  15. May 2, 2019 at 3:56 PM
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    When I finally got around to doing this to my truck this afternoon, I could see chalky condensate residue from the drain, but no rust yet. I used 1/2" ID clear vinyl hose and a 1/2" barbed connector. Got both at Lowe's. I think it was about $6 total.
     
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  16. May 3, 2019 at 5:48 AM
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    Update: NO issues, its been warm in SC the last few days & she is dripping nicely...directly onto the concrete or asphalt where I park lol
     
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  17. May 10, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    Just did this today. Thanks
     
  18. May 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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    Thank you for this, i just did mines yesterday works good,have a nice day
     
  19. Jun 1, 2019 at 7:24 PM
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    Just got my first Tacoma last week, first thing I did to it! Thanks OP.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    That was my first mod too!

    Welcome TW!
     
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