Leaky problem

Tiny
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
Just recently had some work done on my 2004 chrysler town and country. Radiator was replaced, water pump replaced, read brake pads and rotors done and an oil change. Only a week later I am discovering a pool of clear liquid under the car on the passenger front side. What could this be? Doesnt appear to have a color or an odor. Just put alot of money into this car and cannot afford any more issues! Help!
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 AT 9:18 PM

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Tiny
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That's water from the air conditioner. You have a problem when you DON'T see that water.
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much! Just was alerted because I don't ever remember seeing that before
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Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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Understood. The air conditioning system is only supposed to lower air temperature about 20 degrees. The real comfort comes from removing the humidity from the air. That moisture condenses on the cold evaporator in the dash. In fact, the system is designed to never get colder than 40 degrees because that moisture will freeze into a block of ice and block air flow.

The water drips into a drain pan just a like a home dehumidifier fills a bucket. That water drips from in front of the firewall onto the ground. The most common problem is that drain tube gets plugged with leaves and other debris. The water builds up and will slosh onto the passenger side floor when you go around a corner. Typically the fix is to squeeze the rubber tube that is hanging down from the firewall to open up the slotted end. If that doesn't dislodge the blockage, the hose can be removed so you can poke a pencil into the tube to clear any debris. In less severe cases, you might get a musty smell.

Now that I shared all that, rest assured the water dripping onto the ground is proof your system is working properly.
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Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 AT 3:41 AM

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