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2003 Ford Escape Leaking Water onto the Ground...

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 was dripping COLD water. could someone please tell me what might be causing this?

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  • chasesoul1 Jul 24, 2008

    I know, i have seen a small amount of water dripping before from this car...but nothing like this. it was as if you turned you facet sink on just barely to where there was a steady stream (less than half the diameter of a pencil) running down from the engine compartment. i also noticed the other day that there was some condensation build-up on the vent and when i first turned the a/c on some steam came that i believe it normal because it gets pretty darn humid here in TN. but what else might cause water to leak from that little black plastic piece connected to the firewall...also, keep in mind, it was cool water not hot.

  • chasesoul1 Jul 24, 2008

    last week i did notice a smell coming from the vents when i would turn on the a/ didn't smell like the sweet syrupy smell you associate with anti-freeze. but it smelled a little strange...almost like a chemical/sour smell. what do you think that might be...this was a few days BEFORE i notice the large amount of water dripping out. what levels would you suggest me checking?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    driving up donner pass and lost power, open hood it looked like water and oil in the front under the dist. and in front, waited a few mins and started up and drives ok, notice that i am added water more



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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.

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  • RiverRider Jul 24, 2008

    The other thing to keep in mind - are any of your fluids diminishing? You can easily check your coolant level, if it isn't going down where else would the water be coming from? Additionally, coolant has chemicals added to it that have a distinct odor and you are describing water...



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