I live in Spain, yesterday was a hot day and the first hot day this year when I went on a decent run. Of course we had the air con running. But this morning I noticed that the front footwells were soaking wet. I assume that this is being cause somehow by the air conditioning.
Can you le me know what the problem is and what action needs taking to fix this,
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hi all i have fixed the problem please note this is for the renault scenic 1.9 dti 1998 reg. i had taken the casing off on top of the engine the one that covers it all for noise meaning the black cover. and looking back to the bulk head to the right hand side you can see 2 hoses which are side by side which are going into the car i dis connected both hoses and got a hose pipe and blasted them into the heater matrix with water (cold) and i dont no if this was a good idea but i got a mop bucket full of hot water reason why hot is because the engine was hot and poured it in to the tank where you top up your water just to fluss the system when it was filling i started the engine then kept pouring the water in when bucket was empty turned engine of asap re connected both hoses. on the LARGE hose you have a bleed screw i had taken that of completly then started the engine to let the water bleed through but again kept pouring water in the top up tank half a mop bucket whilst engine was running i replaced the bleed screw and hey presto the job was done i have not had any heating in the car for 4 yrs but now its hot hot hot. hope this helps to all with the scenic
the vehicle is old enough that the fan blower motor sounds like it is in need of replacing. when you hit the dash it causes the brushes in the motor to contact enough to start the electrical connection, it may stop when it gets hot, or is turned off. the ticking sound is more than likely the bearings wore in the motor enough to cause the cage fan to touch the housing enough to cause the sound.
It sounds like you may have a blocked drain in the evaporator box. This is where the heater core and evaporator are located.
If you look under the vehicle about where the heater is located, you should see a small tube sticking down ( plastic or rubber ) this should be he drain.
You can squeese the tube open and see if it will drain, If not it may be clogged up with dirt and debris that may require the box to be removed and cleaned.
Check the air inlet, usually located in front of the windsheild, just under the wipers for debris. Keep this area clear. If it has a lot of leaves or other things around it, it can cause water to build up and flood the evaporator box, as well as get down inside.
You may need to take this to a shop that can put it on a lift and get at the drain from the underside, they may be able to clear it without too much troble
your footwells will fill with water - even under your seats right to the back seats footwells
See two 10mm holes in front sides when sunroof is open.
a) push a flexible cable down from the top - it comes out just behind the front wheels. (use electric three core cable - or TV aerial cable - a hanger is too short) - you need about a metre and a half)
b) remove the inner mudgaurd behind the front wheels (2 screws) you will see the end of the plastic drainage pipes - remove the blocked black rubber cup at the end of these - why they are there is anybody's guess)