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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. Mar 4, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Sand_In_My_Taco

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    Passenger side firewall.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2020 at 7:42 AM
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    What parts did you get? I need to do it on my '20!
     
  3. Mar 5, 2020 at 7:45 AM
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    Look at the first thread. That's where I got my list.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    AWesome! I can find the 5/8" heater hose at Home depot or pep boys or lowe's?
     
  5. Mar 5, 2020 at 7:56 AM
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    Yup. A common item especially at the auto parts stores.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    That was pretty easy but the hard part is routing the hose to where I want it to be to avoid the exposed exhaust area.

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  7. Mar 7, 2020 at 8:10 AM
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    Excellent. Great pics also. Thanks @Norsk for sharing.
     
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  8. Mar 14, 2020 at 1:47 PM
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    Gonna tackle this on my 2020 as soon as the weather is nice. Whoever first though of this is a genius. Thank you!!!!
     
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  9. Apr 7, 2020 at 7:42 PM
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    This was long overdue for me! Just knocked it out today, thanks for the guide!
     
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  10. Apr 8, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    You wonder why Toyota hasn't fixed this yet, great thread. I'm doing this for sure on the weekend.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2020 at 4:09 PM
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    How in the bloody hell do you remove the plastic clips that hold the black flaps on to reach the hose?

    Edit: So I found out how to remove them, pull harder. Best time to work on a truck is the day after you buy it, less hassle. Works as described by others on here.

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  12. Apr 22, 2020 at 11:14 PM
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    Anyone in SoCal willing to help me with the ideal routing pm me, I can spare some cash and a case of beer.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2020 at 11:46 PM
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    Where are you located?
     
  14. Apr 23, 2020 at 11:43 AM
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    I just had a thought on this...Perhaps the outlet is short in an attempt to prevent too much debris like mud getting into the line? If your hose is sticking out through the bottom of the frame, you'd probably be inspecting it more often especially after a day on the trail. If mud gets in there and dries up, you'll probably have to take the hose off and clean it out.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Knucklebusting pull? or not much of a problem?
     
  16. Apr 24, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    It wasn't that bad I just had never done it before. Just pull and they'll come out.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    Nice. Am going to do this next week hopefully.
     
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  18. May 2, 2020 at 11:44 AM
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    just did mine. took about 15-20 minutes. here are some tips i can give after my experience.

    1) turn the wheel all the way to the left (towards driverside) to give yourself clearance in the wheel well.
    2) to remove the two tabs, with your right hand, reach around behind the tab and you'll feel two notches. while pinching the notches from behind, with your left hand, pull the flap/tabhead towards you to clear the metal sidewall.
    3) i opted to install factory hose all the way into the 5/8'' hose, but the factory hose has some play in it, so with your index finger and thumb, hold the factory hose, with your other 3 fingers, scoot the 5/8'' hose up as far as you can.

    after installation, i turned on my truck + AC full blast, and water immediately came out. goodluck all! and thank you OP for posting this fix!
     
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  19. May 3, 2020 at 2:57 AM
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    Excellent recap and advise. Thanks man. I will be doing this install in the very near future.
     
  20. May 11, 2020 at 5:46 AM
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    Just did mine yesterday. Thanks for the great mod!

    I found it easier to go through the engine bay, standing on something to get extra reach down in there. I also slid the heater hose very high up on the OE hose. Very simple. I also fooled around with the clips under the wheel well for a while, but in the end didn't use that access point because going through the top worked better for me.

    Advance Auto Parts wouldn't sell me 25" of hose without buying by the foot, so I bought 36" and installed the entire hose, clamped it at the top, then just slid under the truck to zip-tie the hose to the frame then cut off the excess. I ended up using about 26" total.

    Great mod! Thanks OP and to everyone else for the tips.
     
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