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Water in the Heater system

I have found water in my 1998 Escort heater/air conditioning system. Have drain water and replaced ressitor. Can hear water in system when I go around a corner. Any ideas how it got there and how can I keep it out? water draining into passenger compartment when running air conditioner

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There is a tube running from the heater assembly to the outside to allow drainage for the A/C.This tube is probably plugged from debris inside the duct system. Clean the drain hose and it should take care of the water problem.

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Your heater coil is leaking, or the Air Conditioner condensate water drain is plugged up. Both are usually mounted underneath or around the passenger side front dashboard.
Unless you are very handy- have a certified mechanic fix this.

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On the engine side of the firewall you need to find the small rubber drain hose. it is likely plugged up. dont stick anything hard in there or you can damage stuff inside the heater box.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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