Question about 2006 Ford Focus
I am having a similar problem with my 2003 Ford Escape. i just noticed it started doing this recently. it's been hot and i have been using the A/C but i'm not sure that's the only cause because it's not just a few drops of water.
i noticed the other day when i pulled into work i heard a sizzling noise and looked underneath the car to find a steady stream of water running down from near the engine area to some hot metal underneath the car. it continued to do this for about 5 mins. or so and left a fairly decent size area of water. i popped the hood to look for the source of the leak and all i could see was a small black tube (nipple type piece) sticking out from the firewall area of the engine...it was dripping COLD water. could someone please tell me what might be causing this?
I believe this is water that is condensing from the atmosphere on your air conditioning evaporator.
Located inside the vehicle, the evaporator serves as the heat absorption component. The evaporator provides several functions. Its primary duty is to remove heat from the inside of your vehicle. A secondary benefit is dehumidification. As warmer air travels through the aluminum fins of the cooler evaporator coil, the moisture contained in the air condenses on its surface. Dust and pollen passing through stick to its wet surfaces and drain off to the outside. On humid days you may have seen this as water dripping from the bottom of your vehicle. Rest assured this is perfectly normal.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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