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Flooded floorboards and iffy airconditioner in 01 Galant

I had my 01 Galants airconditioning repaired in May and have been back 5 times. It shuts down on long trips. Another condensor, expansion valve and temp sensor have been put in after the $2K repair job. It is still unreliable and I have a lake in the passenger floor boards. The mechanic claims it is rain water - though most of the water collected on a 700 mile trip with absolutely no rain. What does the heater core have to do with the puddle and the airconditioner?

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  • saramary Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks for you help. The mechanic was not interested in my (your) input. They said it was not the drain hose last week when they kept the car 2 days. But today, that is what they fixed. Later I saw a puddle under the car - so I guess that is a good sign? If this is finally fixed - I'll be looking for another mechanic. It is not easy being a woman. Have a good day - we are bracing for tropical storm Fay.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. My 2003 Mitsubishi Galant is raining on inside. The ac shuts off on long trips and it is dripping on the electriacal. The radio is fried and I smell somethig burning.


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The heater core lines are under the dash and when it starts leak i will flood the floor board. does the ac shut down even if you are running it on recirculate and on fresh air. it may be the compressor clutch. if that hasn't been replaced yet.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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    kristopher betzler Aug 18, 2008

    okay did you get the flood fixed in the car if not. open you hood and on the passenger side look for a little black rubber tube with a 90 degree bend clean that out they are prone to clogging. evaporator drain hose is what you are looking for it is on the fire wall (back wall of engine compartment)
    this hose will cause cabin leakage.

  • kristopher betzler
    kristopher betzler Aug 19, 2008

    wow good luck on that, i went through hurricane Izabel.
    and yep ditch the mech. get one who knows what the heck is going on. lol
    puddle under car good sign. i'm glad it is fixed.


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