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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. Jun 12, 2020 at 11:16 PM
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    toottootbeepbeep

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    it fits, but it's snug. you'll have to shimmy it in to make it fit.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    I did this mod today and have a question if anyone wouldn’t mind answering: I ran it as shown in the pics and realized afterwards it may have not been a good idea to have it in the wheel well. I think it’s okay, but does anyone think the tire may rub the hose? The first pic is with the wheel turned all the way.
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  3. Jun 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    I have a 5 year old Tacoma. It gets hot here and I use the A/C frequently...always have. Pulled the rubber flap away to take a good look. No rust....zero....zilch. The inside of my frame in that area is already full of Liquid Wrench rust inhibitor from my annual treatments anyway. But I went ahead and coated the entire outside area of the frame with it as well, since I had access to it.

    Just seems like non-issue to me. :notsure:
     
  4. Jun 14, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    How do you remove the 2 clips? Just putting pressure with a flat screwdriver? I do not want to break them, thanks
     
  5. Jun 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    I have an actual clip puller. Made it very easy.

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  6. Jun 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM
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    I ended up routing the hose through the external side of the frame, as far away as possible from the exhaust, I think it ended up well.

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  7. Jun 21, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    Finally got around to doing this... waited seven months. Just in time for the FL summer! Nice, quick... and easy. Should have been my first mod, but procrastination's a muthaf#cker.

    Thanks OP (@Uptown2k) for the write up. And thanks to all for the different suggestions! Y'alls pics are AWESOME!!!
     
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  8. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:02 PM
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    Anybody know where I can get replacement clips for the little liner? Took them on and off a few times to get it perfect and now the liner flops loose from time to time
     
  9. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:05 PM
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    i also needed to replace the clips on mine, so i went with this. the way that i saw it, doesn't hurt to have these lying around in case your truck or other vehicles need some replacements too. plus, there's a removal tool that comes with it! i use one from the bottom row in the first photo.. from L -> R, either the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. i forget, but it is very secure.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L6FJGR4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 3:53 AM
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    Ordered it! Thank you sir
     
  11. Jul 20, 2020 at 4:27 AM
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    The A/C dripping on my 2001 1st gen taco was the final nail in it's coffin.

    The a/c drip over 18 years finally caused the right lower control arm to break; least I mention the failed Toyota frame under-coating "solution."

    Do this mod.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    project for today..

    this site is the best..
     
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  13. Jul 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM
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    Did this mod to my truck this week. Thanks for sharing OP!

    7k miles and no rust yet, but this was easy and cheap. No reason not to do it.

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  14. Jul 26, 2020 at 5:46 PM
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    I had a similar "shitty" smell coming from my Taco when I got it with 16k miles... It came from TX so I'm positive the AC was run constantly with the first owner. Here is a video describing a service Toyota does to remedy this problem. I removed the in cabin air filter and used a can of lysol instead of the toyota stuff. After several cycles spraying in the hood intake and glove box intake, I sprayed some up the AC drain mod hose too. It smelled like lysol for about a month so make sure you pick a scent you enjoy! This got rid of the "shitty" smell. Now when I use AC for extended periods of time... before I shut the truck off I turn the AC off but keep the fan running to clear out any condensation. Seems to work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRy23TFpM4I
     
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  15. Jul 26, 2020 at 8:00 PM
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    Yep, saw that video before. I have since started using Ozium air freshener and spraying it in all 4 of the air intakes under the windshield (After I take the cabin filter out of course) This stuff is bad ass compared to Lysol which I have not seen a can on the shelves at the local Walmart for the last 4 or 5 months. I got rid of the funk with the Ozium and I use it once a month just to keep it from getting ahold in my truck again. What I do before I turn the truck off is leave the A/C on and just turn the temperature control knob all the way over to high heat and the blower on high. I then let it blow hot air with the A/C on for 2 minutes then turn the A/C off but leave the fan on high with the high heat still on then I shut my truck off and before I get out I turn the fan knob back to off and the temp knob back to the cool setting. Do that so I don't get in next time and turn the A/C on and drive a mile down the road and look over and see the temp knob is still on high heat from where I forgot it before. LOL!

    Seems to be working great to me. :thumbsup:



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  16. Jul 26, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    Nice—- did you do this to your 2020? Just got a new one 2 days ago. Looking to see what preventative stuff I should/can take care of now.
     
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  17. Jul 26, 2020 at 8:45 PM
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    Sure did.
     
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  18. Jul 26, 2020 at 8:50 PM
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    meats superwhite MT taco meats

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    Awesome. Any other mods or things you think I should do right from the start?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2020 at 9:57 PM
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    You have a stick? ADM + MT-90 transmission fluid.

    Spend any time around here and you will have a long list in short order.
     
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  20. Jul 27, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    yessir-- 6 spd MT. I love driving manual. Keeps me alive!
     
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