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Old 12-20-2002, 00:29   #1 (permalink)
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EF Dripping Clear Fluid

I came out this afternoon to go shopping and found my EF is dripping a fair amount of an odourless clear fluid. It is dripping from the passenger side, towards the firewall. I can't quite see exactly where it is dripping from, as the car is too low to get under without a jack, and I am at my parent's house, so I don't have my hydraulic jack.

I had been driving it about 30 minutes beforehand with the air conditioner on, and it is a hot and humid day. Does the air conditioning condenser drip on hot days after using it, or does the problem lay elsewhere?

The fluid definitely is not coolant, and definitely not oil either. There is no indication of over heating, and no apparent hose breaks or leaks.

Any help would be much appreciated.... I am hoping it isn't brake fluid, although the brake system is on the other side.

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Old 12-20-2002, 00:35   #2 (permalink)
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just the aircon dripping water out of the drain pipe.. totally normal..


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The only thing that concerned me most was the amount that came out, I could have washed my car in it, or held a wet t-shirt competition.

I'll take your advice and stop worrying.... my history with my E-series must leave me paranoid...

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Old 12-20-2002, 02:23   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, it drips alot.. Might wanna get it looked at, as it might need a service, or something..
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aircon is rooted

theres things you can do to stop it.. though i cant remember! lol
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Isnt the water just condensation from the evaporator?? If there is alot of water id assume yer thermostat might be rooted and the a/c cycle is continuous... just a guess tho. It might be icing up on the evap and melting when u turn yer car off... Is yer air very cold?

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Unlikely to be any problem and there will be more water on humid days; more water for the air con to remove from the air.
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Totally normal, ever accidentally sat under a window mounted air conditioner outside a building? lol
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just condensation from the aircon mate. i take it the leak is on the passenger side near the front. living up here in the humidity i'd get worried if it didn't do it.
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Yeah, I think my air conditioning will need some maintenance at some stage, it isn't exactly Antarctica. Nice to know it's not another couple hundred dollars that needs to be spent today though...

I'm just thankful it wasn't something bad...

Thanks for the help all...

From the boy who cried wolf? ;o) Tim
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