HOW DO I CHECK THE DRAIN TUBE ON AC AND HEATER CORE TO SEE IF ITS STOPPED UP/

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Tiny

MBRIDGES51

April, 8, 2012 AT 4:26 AM

I CAN TURN MY AC ON HIGH AND AFTER A FEW MOMENTS THE FLOOR IS WET AND WATER SEEMS TO BE COMING OUT THE HEATER CORE BOX BUT MY HEATER IS WORKING FINE. ANY THOUGHTS ON WEATHER I AM EVEN ON THE RIGHT TRACK?

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3 Answers

Tiny

ImpalaSS

April, 8, 2012 AT 4:53 AM

Yes it does sound like either the evaporator drain tube is either plugged or it may be disconnected from the inside.
Look on the passenger side on the firewall. You should see the AC hoses going into the firewall and the heater hoses. Look straight down from there. I will not be lower than the inside of your floor boards. You should see a rubber hose that comes out and turns down towards the ground. If it is missing then you should see a hole.
If you see the hose, gently insert something in it that is flexible. Only go up just past the length of the tube that enter the fire wall . Not much more that than to see if it is clogged. If you are able to clean it out great. If nothing comes out you might try blowing pressured air gently into it.
Let me know what you found. Just don t pull it out

Tiny

ImpalaSS

April, 8, 2012 AT 5:41 AM

Hello Again
I found some pics for you to give you a better idea. The first pic shows the tube going through the inside of the car. Pic 2 shows the drain hole in the HVAC system that the condensation runs into. Pic 3 shows the outside of the HVAC that the tube connects onto . The sticks through the firewall (pic 1) to the engine bay area. Pic 4 and 5 shows the tube on the engine side.

Tiny

ImpalaSS

April, 19, 2012 AT 12:21 AM

I provided one other item for you possible recalls on your vehicle. These are normally repaired for free. Check with the dealer service department and they can check your VIN number to their system to ensure all are repaired on your vehicle.

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