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Old 07-26-2005, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default A/C drain line

On my 93 SC2 I 've been running the AC constantly, but when I park it I do not notice water draining out like most cars do when the AC has been on for a while. My other Saturns usually leave a puddle of water after using the AC. Where is the line or tube for the water to drain out of? I think mine may be plugged.

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Old 07-26-2005, 06:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: A/C drain line

I know this is a smart question, but why don't you look at your other saturns?

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Old 07-26-2005, 08:56 PM   #3
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I know this is a smart question, but why don't you look at your other saturns?
I'm not going to drive the car to operating temperature for a while with the AC on, and then come home and crawl underneath a hot car.

I've looked for it everywhere, and even the service manual does not say anything about it. The water has to come from somewhere.

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: A/C drain line

I could be completely wrong here.. but isnt there no "drain line"? I thought the water drips is just the result of the warm air meeting with the cold a/c lines / components. Warm air holds more moisture than cold.. and the cold components cooling the warm air causes the warm air to release moisture (water).

Once again.. i'm not 100% sure on this

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Old 07-26-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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The drain from the evaporator is on the firewall, about the middle of the car, just below where the heater hoses connect for the heater core.

The search function doesn't seem to be working for me right now, but someone did post an image about this previously. I'm pretty sure I started the thread, but I was at least active in it.

Are you having any water accumulating under the carpet in your front seats? Carpets soggy? The sound of flowing water when accelerating or stopping?

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: A/C drain line

For whatever reason, "S" series cars do not generate "as much" condensation drip as many other cars do. The drain is located under the car, below where the heater hoses and A/C lines go into the firewall. It does not protrude very far out of the firewill and resembles a crushed rubber hose end in appearance. A clogged one (if that is what yours is) WILL result in water overflowing the evaporator case and dampening (or soaking) the carpet forward of the center console and the PASSENGER side footwell.

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:11 PM   #7
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try this thread...

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52383

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Old 07-26-2005, 10:15 PM   #8
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Default Re: A/C drain line

I think this: http://www.saturnfans.com/photos/sho...p/photo/16238/

Is the actual diagram FL SL2 is referring to. To help you find the drain, the cylindrical assembly with the two hoses running into in the diagram is the STEERING RACK (that's how low on the firewall the drain is)

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Old 07-27-2005, 08:13 AM   #9
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Very nice drawing/picture, thanks Wolfman

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Old 07-27-2005, 06:02 PM   #10
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Very nice drawing/picture, thanks Wolfman

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Credit where credit is due Luke... I only found it in someone else's gallery, sierrap615 is the true original poster of that gem.

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Old 07-28-2005, 01:17 AM   #11
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Default Re: Always coming through

thank for the credit but in all honistly i just scanned from a TSB, gotta love those things. and yes, sticking a pencil eraser in the hole is saturn's recommended cleaning procedure. (i swear the engineers do these things just so they can watch the techs and laugh)

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Old 07-28-2005, 08:21 AM   #12
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Old 07-28-2005, 08:34 AM   #13
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For whatever reason, "S" series cars do not generate "as much" condensation drip as many other cars do. .
Do they actually not produce as much or do we just not see it? I ask this because I know the drain is also right over the exhaust. It is not unusual after you shut the car off and get out to hear the water dripping on the exhaust. Therefor we don't see it on the ground because it hits the exhaust and boils/evaporates. Your thoughts on this Wolfman Luke and others

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Old 07-28-2005, 10:56 AM   #14
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Default Re: A/C drain line

good point, however i think it a combonation of both(and the fact it likes to stay on the evaporater and make mold) but no matter how you look at it we don't have the lakes under our cars like some people do.

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