1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Rust on Frame with A/C drain mod fix

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

  1. Jul 2, 2019 at 6:21 PM
    #521
    polskipolak13

    polskipolak13 Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2018
    Member:
    #271614
    Messages:
    27
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport
    Finally did mine today, took a while to squirt but it did. Thanks OP!
     
    CusterFan likes this.
  2. Jul 2, 2019 at 6:39 PM
    #522
    Palmer812

    Palmer812 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Member:
    #296734
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Robert
    Vehicle:
    19 SR5 double cab v6 Cement Gray
    Did mine 2 days ago. Had a hose laying around I took off of a motorcycle charcoal canister that was the exact same diameter as the stock drain hose and has a nice outer layer which worked perfectly to help hold it in place. Mine started dripping within minutes of starting the engine.

    10A20B19-B589-4671-B39C-EC8050622896.jpg
    EB536A03-55E7-430A-9F7A-34E626A49932.jpg
    2C329D59-C853-4239-AA70-63EAB9D96111.jpg
     
    Norsemanvike likes this.
  3. Jul 7, 2019 at 7:44 PM
    #523
    4x2x0xtaco

    4x2x0xtaco Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2019
    Member:
    #293944
    Messages:
    6
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jordan
    Vehicle:
    2019 4x2 White Tacoma SR Utility
    Quick and easy fix! Thank you! Ran the heater hose down through the crossbar of the frame. Had a good video but it wouldn’t allow me to upload

    A8454CCE-1CE6-4B93-95DA-197CE587E088.jpg
     
    CusterFan likes this.
  4. Jul 8, 2019 at 12:48 AM
    #524
    Tullie D

    Tullie D Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Member:
    #285417
    Messages:
    2,560
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tullie
    Wilson, NC
    Vehicle:
    2019 SR5 V6 SSM Access Cab
    Welcome to the forum. You need to upload your video to a host site such as YouTube, and then you can link to it here.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2019 at 12:46 PM
    #525
    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Member:
    #145193
    Messages:
    36,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cap
    In a van down by the river
    Vehicle:
    Gen 2.9 DCLB TRD Sport w/tech
    Stickers and not enough wax
    Clorox bathroom cleaner with bleach, especially anywhere particularly warm and/or moist.
     
  6. Jul 8, 2019 at 12:53 PM
    #526
    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2014
    Member:
    #145193
    Messages:
    36,031
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cap
    In a van down by the river
    Vehicle:
    Gen 2.9 DCLB TRD Sport w/tech
    Stickers and not enough wax
    Had wasps and mold growing in the A/C drain line of my wife's old Prius. Had to do this regularly to keep the wasps out and keep mold from growing back. The mold will go all the way up if it can.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2019 at 9:26 PM
    #527
    RoughTaco

    RoughTaco Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2019
    Member:
    #287105
    Messages:
    32
    Gender:
    Male
    Eagle pass, Texas
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR5 Tacoma
    Total chaos UCA 5100 bilstiens Eibach Coils
    My 2016 Tacoma doesn’t have the hose sticking out for me to clamp on to. Ijust noticed drainage into my passenger side floorboard, any adivice on how to get the soft rubber hose to stiffen up to clamp on to?
     
  8. Jul 9, 2019 at 10:24 PM
    #528
    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Member:
    #244562
    Messages:
    4,566
    Gender:
    Male
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    '18 Sport 4x4, DblCb, ShBd, BBP
    Given that your truck is a '19, I would take it to the dealer under warranty and tell them where you found the drainage on the floorboard and that you haven't been seeing condensation dripping under the truck, so you looked to see where it was going and found it on the floorboard. Then ask them if they have a way of re-routing the drainage plug to where you want it or at least extending the drainage hose so that you can.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:45 AM
    #529
    CusterFan

    CusterFan Stewart-Haas Racing

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Member:
    #164581
    Messages:
    8,320
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeastern Illinois
    Vehicle:
    Silver Sky 2019 Tacoma SR, AC, 4X2, 2.7
    Your eyes must of been tired that late of night... He states his truck is a 2016. Also under his avatar his truck is listed as a 2016.

    I'm thinking about having my drain tube rerouted out the passenger floor. Waiting on a reply from a couple different service managers if this would have any ill effects on the a/c unit. I don't know if the hose would freeze in the winter or if my lowly 2019 SR's a/c even kicks on during the winter months at 1st start up.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2019 at 7:56 AM
    #530
    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Member:
    #244562
    Messages:
    4,566
    Gender:
    Male
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    '18 Sport 4x4, DblCb, ShBd, BBP
    You are correct, my apologies.
     
    CusterFan likes this.
  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 1:09 PM
    #531
    CusterFan

    CusterFan Stewart-Haas Racing

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Member:
    #164581
    Messages:
    8,320
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeastern Illinois
    Vehicle:
    Silver Sky 2019 Tacoma SR, AC, 4X2, 2.7

    I heard back from the service dept. on rerouting my a/c drain line.

    Toyota mechanic said that it was designed the way they designed it for a reason and it is best to leave alone.
     
    gurneyeagle likes this.
  12. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:19 PM
    #532
    Norsemanvike

    Norsemanvike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2018
    Member:
    #244562
    Messages:
    4,566
    Gender:
    Male
    Escondido, CA
    Vehicle:
    '18 Sport 4x4, DblCb, ShBd, BBP
    :facepalm:
     
    CanisLupus likes this.
  13. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM
    #533
    CusterFan

    CusterFan Stewart-Haas Racing

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Member:
    #164581
    Messages:
    8,320
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeastern Illinois
    Vehicle:
    Silver Sky 2019 Tacoma SR, AC, 4X2, 2.7
    You think that is worthy of a facepalm, I showed them pictures of the drain mod's on here and asked if I could get that done. Got the same reply as above.
     
    Norsemanvike likes this.
  14. Jul 15, 2019 at 11:04 PM
    #534
    tacoma.808

    tacoma.808 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Member:
    #299297
    Messages:
    16
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma TRD
    Rear seat dog kennel and cage with door protection panels Front bumper valance delete Smittybilt nerf bars AVS window visors Thule XT500 racks Leather seat covers Custom rubber water-proof rear seat cover Dog seatbelt Glovebox organizer Center console organizer TRD Pro skid plate
    I did this for my Tacoma and it worked great. Thank you for sharing.
     
    Norsemanvike likes this.
  15. Jul 19, 2019 at 4:22 PM
    #535
    nola_jim

    nola_jim Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2018
    Member:
    #273827
    Messages:
    160
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jim
    New Orleans
    Vehicle:
    2017 Toyota Tacoma Off-Road, 6 Speed MT
    Cosmetic
    Wow, I'm glad I saw this. Wasn't even aware of the issue until seeing this thread and checking first hand where the drain was dripping.... turns out right on the frame! No rust yet (26k miles) but I plan to get this taken care of this weekend.
     
    Norsemanvike likes this.
  16. Jul 21, 2019 at 12:36 PM
    #536
    psvines

    psvines Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2015
    Member:
    #172961
    Messages:
    93
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 SR5
    I’ve heard that from service on most every issue I’ve encountered; it’s working as designed. Geez, no kidding, poorly designed.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2019 at 1:01 PM
    #537
    CusterFan

    CusterFan Stewart-Haas Racing

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2015
    Member:
    #164581
    Messages:
    8,320
    Gender:
    Male
    Southeastern Illinois
    Vehicle:
    Silver Sky 2019 Tacoma SR, AC, 4X2, 2.7
    20 years from now it won't matter to me anyhow. I'll be dead.
     
  18. Jul 25, 2019 at 5:15 PM
    #538
    Ziggyman

    Ziggyman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2018
    Member:
    #273155
    Messages:
    150
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2018 TRD OR DBL 4x4
    Wow. Is it Friday yet?
     
    polskipolak13 and SnowB like this.
  19. Jul 28, 2019 at 10:16 AM
    #539
    KY_Rob

    KY_Rob Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2019
    Member:
    #289780
    Messages:
    589
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Northern Kentucky
    Vehicle:
    2018 DCSB TRD-OR
    Tinted front windows WeatherTech Vent Shades Hondo Garage ARFCOM Radio Knobs Perfect Squeeze Phone Mount Taco Garage DMM Coverking CR-Neoprene seat covers 4x white grille lights Black textured rear bumpershellz Total Chaos Bed Stiffeners A/C Drain Mod MESO Ultimate Turn Signals MESO Extended Fuse Box Cover MESO Ultimate Map Lights MESO Ultimate Dome Light MESO Gasshole MESO Minimalist Key Fob MESO Stage 2 Total Tails MESO Puddle Pods MESO Black Interior Chrome Delete Kit (not yet installed) MESO Black Vent Rings (not yet installed) OEM TRD Pro Tail Lights OEM TRD Pro Skid Plate OEM Bed Mat OEM Matte Black Badging Covers OEM TRD Pro grille OEM LED Bed Lighting Lomax Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Kicker speakers throughout (Subaru tweeters)
    Just did this mod on my ‘18. Thanks OP!
     
  20. Jul 29, 2019 at 1:41 PM
    #540
    montucky taco

    montucky taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Member:
    #265823
    Messages:
    74
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Lehi, Utah
    Vehicle:
    2017 Cement TRD Pro
    Just stumbling upon this. I'm almost 40,000 miles in. Too late?
     
    KY_Rob likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top