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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. Feb 24, 2021 at 7:32 PM
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    jimmerheck

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    that catalytic converter, looks like a silver football, gets super hot, so make sure you try and keep the hose as far away from it as possible.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2021 at 1:07 AM
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    I just finished mine. I used a clamp and the 5/8 heater hose, hose is really short and I intentionally wanted it to have a more downward angle to make sure it drains. I just ran it straight down behind and in between the splashguard flap that has the 2 snaps close together. Video was about 2 minutes in to starting the truck. After trimming the hose at the angle I left it, water started draining out before even starting up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkno2yHky34
     
  3. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:17 AM
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    Does this problem still apply to the 2020 Tacomas? You would think Toyota woulda fixed it by now... and I don't want to read through all the posts. Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 13, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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    Yes.
     
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  5. Apr 13, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    Most likely Toyota will never "fix" the problem since they do not see it as a problem at all. o_O:annoyed:
     
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  6. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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    Yeah, it does. I did the mod on my 2021 before I started driving it.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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  8. Apr 15, 2021 at 11:07 AM
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    Thanks for the picture showing the size 5/8 heater hose.
     
  9. Apr 16, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    Doing this tomorrow! Only have ~700 miles on the truck but you all have me paranoid :rofl:
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:15 AM
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    Just did this last night on my 21 TRD OR. The ac drain hose kept moving in and out of the fire wall as I was fitting heater hose over it. It had quite a bit of play in terms of in and out of the fw. Anyone experience this and should I be concerned?
     
  11. Apr 18, 2021 at 10:26 AM
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    tacopeter

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    Yes, mine is the same. There should be a white line as a guide point as to where the hose should be to the firewall (I could be wrong) but the 5/8 house slides over it and held together by the clamp. Yours should look like mine.
    892E2687-9F2F-4999-90FA-72926057B835.jpg
     
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  12. Apr 26, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    It’s distilled water will it really rust? I did it as preventative but was doubtful it help anything
     
  13. Apr 26, 2021 at 1:48 PM
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