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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. Sep 12, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    JimmyoNY

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    I've done this on other cars I've owed. It seems that a lot of cars just dump the a/c condensation out without regards for where it lands. My son has a 98 crv that rusted through the sub-frame right where the water dripped down over the years. I had to replace the sub-frame with one I got from the junk yard. it wasn't a fun job. I'll do the taco tomorrow.
     
  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 1:14 AM
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    Welcome to the forum from Eastern North Carolina.

    It's a simple, easy mod that anyone can do in a few minutes. I can't imagine why anyone would not do it.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2019 at 7:23 AM
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    Got this done on my 2018 with 7000 miles last night. I didn't like the way it torqued the heater hose going through the holes so I just zip tied it off in a different spot but the result is the same. Hopefully no issues with where I tied it off, but I'll check on it every once in a while. Great idea doing this... I didn't have any rust forming yet but it definitely would have happened.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    I'll probably do it tomorrow, I've done all my own work on all my cars for over 20 years. I'm pretty sure I can handle it. :thumbsup: Thanks, I'm up north in the land of snow and road salt, fighting rust is a year-round job.
     
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  5. Sep 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Just picked up a 2017 access cab with about 40k. Checked for the Ac drain mod. Not present. Extended the hose and happy with the results. Thanks TW!
    40623997-7399-4212-9719-0891ECA0D0D5.jpg
     
  6. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Seems simple enough to do in a couple hours.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    More like 5 minutes.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    LOL your prob right!! its just getting off the couch to do it is the problem.
     
  9. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    Is this mod necessary if you live in California? Just wondering
     
  10. Sep 22, 2019 at 9:58 AM
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    No. It is not necessary anywhere you may live. I'm in Illinois and sleep pretty good without the a/c drain mod.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    It's more of a feel good thing.
     
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