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I have a mildew smell that comes from the air conditioner vents. From the research I've done, I believe I have a problem with a clog in the drain hose of the evaporator drain pan. Where is the hose located on the 2003 Ford Escape v6 model?

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The flow out pipe could be blocked due to constant dirt that has acumulated and got stuck on with the condensation. The drain is at the bottom of the cooling/blower unit. The drain goes out in the edge of the engine room. Jack up the engine and use a mild nylon tubing to push into the drain pipe to clean off the dirt. If the car has accumulated a lot of dirt specially if you have run with thewindows down then there is every possiblity of dust/dirt in the tray which could also clog up the cooling pipes. In this case you ust remove the front dash and use a good powerful air spray to clean the pipes. Reset and check. Hope you try. Good day

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You could try a can or two of the stuff you spray into outside air intake and the inside vents. They sell various products like that to kill the mold/smells inside the ducting at advance auto and I am sure at other car parts place. But you have to make sure the ac condensate is properly draining as the expert in the earlier post recommends. This is a cheaper solution that may be more temporary or may work good enough for you. 5 to 6 bucks for a can of the cleaner aerosol can

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