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Old 07-13-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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Location of the condensation drain?

So basically I am trying to find the condensation drain because my car's ac has been dripping on my feet when I turn sharply. After looking at the diagrams I can't really determine where it is, though I did jack my car up to try to find it and saw a water drip coming from the above the trany. So my question is where the heck is the condensation drain so that I can try to clear whatever clog may be in there?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:46 AM   #3
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I'd like to know this too. It's in the evaporator housing but I don't know quite where it exits to in the transmission tunnel.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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I believe the evap is behing the dash (center above the tunnel). Atleast thats how it is on an e30. Thats all I know.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:16 PM   #5
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bump. still need to know.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:07 AM   #6
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My car is having the same problem. And I found this thread, which might help you.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...2&postcount=14
I believe the hole in the middle of the transmission tunnel is the drain, right under the A/C housing behind the center console.
Does anyone know where the tube exits under the car? I got under the car last night but couldn't find any hose from that area.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:58 AM   #7
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Can the drain be rerouted ? I think the water is rusting all my metal under the middle of the car.

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Old 04-27-2009, 11:03 PM   #8
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Did anybody find the answer. Is that hole the AC drain? I need to know. Thanks,
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Did anybody find the answer. Is that hole the AC drain? I need to know. Thanks,
We're having the same problem now. It started as a small drip here and there. Now it's gotten the carpet soaking wet on both sides.

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Old 07-02-2011, 10:57 AM   #10
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After taking out the glove box and other pieces, this is my findings after the car has been sitting all night.

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Old 07-02-2011, 12:17 PM   #11
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Guys, I know I've seen it, but didn't do anything with it at the time.

I'm thinking it was probably above the clutch bleed valve, as that was the only thing I've done that would be remotely in the area. Not a promise, per se, but a hope.

I'm recalling seeing just a little 1-2" rubber tube maybe 1/4 diameter. It's got to be visible from the bottom of the car...take a wire or something and clear it out...you'll know you've struck paydirt when a load of stinky water covers you!
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