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Clear Lexus ls400 A/C Drain hose

Pull back the carpet on the passenger side. Just to the left will be a black rubber hose. Pull the hose from the white plastic tube. Use a water bottle to catch any water. Use a clotheshanger and push through to the other end. There may be a small plastice grommet inside the hose. Just put it back after you've cleared the hose. Also push the hanger through the hole in the floorboard. This will remove any debris that may be there too. Replace the hose and carpet and you're all set. No tools needed except the clothes hanger.

That should fix the dripping water on the passenger side.

Hope this helps...


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my daughter's 2002 jeep liberty is leaking water from the engine. It appears to be coming from what looks like a drain in the engine. I can't find any reference for this drain-looking tube in the manual or online. Is water supposed to come out of this tube? Anyone have any ideas?

Well, it all sort-of depends on what tube you are talking about and what kind of water is coming out of it. If you are seeing plain, clear water coming out of a tube that is located on the right (passenger) side of the vehicle on or near the firewall, then YES, water is supposed to be coming out of it when she is running her air conditioner. This would be the drain tube for the air conditioner that lets the water drain under the vehicle so it does not fill the cabin up with water.
If it is not plain water, like antifreeze (GREEN or PINK), then, NO, this should not be happening and you should get it checked immediately.

Oct 05, 2011 | 2002 Jeep Liberty

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2002 camry 4 cyc - water in the ac condenser does not drain. Can it be unplugged? How to I get to the condenser?

Hello. Welcome to FixYa. Please allow us to assist you.

The AC condensate drain is accessible from the passenger side of the car. Move the front pass seat back, and pull down the carpeting next to the console and under the dash. You are looking for a black rubber hose, that comes from the bottom of a black plastic box, and then exits thru the firewall. Having a container (a coffee can, or something similar), remove the black hose form the plastic box, and catch the trapped water. After the water stops draining, pull the black rubber hose towards you, and flush out the blockage with a stream of water. Refit the hose and you will be good to go.

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Sep 30, 2010 | 2003 Toyota Camry

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I have a 2002 Toyota prius. I notice there is a pool of water on the passenger side floor after driving the vehicle with the ac on for a while. How can I fix this myself?

Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Please allow me to assist you.

Yes, you can do this yourself, and save yourself the costs of a technician doing it.

What you have is a clogged AC condensate drain hose.

When the AC is on, the AC system removes moisture form the air in the cabin, and drains this moisture out onto the road surface.

What you need to do:

Open the passenger side door, and have some towels and a small bucket ready. Pull back the carpet in the passenger side footwell, and, once the carpet is pulled back, you will be looking for a small black rubber hose that goes from the heater box, and pokes thru a rubber grommet in the firewall, towards the engine. Pull the rubber hose towards you, away from the firewall grommet, and see if the outer end is plugged up with mud. If so, insert a suitable thing, like a pencil, into the end to unclog it. Be prepared for about a quart of water to drain from the hose into your small bucket.

If the water does not drain from the open end, pull the hose off totally, from the bottom of the fitting on the heater box, and runs a coathanger thru it, to release the blockage, and then flush it out with water. Note that when you remove the rubber hose from the heater box fitting, water will drain out onto your carpet. This is where you need the towels.

I hope that this helps you out, ans saves you the 70 dollars most places would charge you to clean your drain hose.

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Jul 24, 2010 | 2002 Toyota Prius

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Water leaking into 2005 Camry 6 cyl under carpet drivers side.

I think that I can help you. It sounds like your drain-tube is plugged up. Get in the passenger side, and pull the carpet back from under the glove box. Look for a black rubber pipe that goes from a black box, and pokes thru the firewall, on the passenger side. Remove the hose from the box, and have a container ready to catch water. If water comes out of the black box, your drain hose is plugged up. Clean out the clog, and you will be golden.

Jul 27, 2009 | 2005 Toyota Corolla

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AC leaks condesation in my 1996 jeep GC

keeper of fire here is mostly right...however, on my 96 grand cherokee with the 5.3 liter V8, there is a slight design flaw...the evaporator tube is actually IN the framing...
this baffled me for a time, until a local jeep mechanic told me that this was regular in a jeep zj, and that all i had to do was pull back the carpet on the psg side and drill (yes drill) a hole into the plastic so you can stick the wire in, or an air hose and unclog your tube from there...then you silicone it back up and tada!! be sure however that before you drill willy nilly that you are actually drilling in the right spot, this can kinda be found by following what bit of hose is visable and seeing where it disapears into the floor...and its a little black plastic circle that you will drill into...hope this helps!

Mar 09, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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