2001 Dodge Stratus AC evaporator coil drain line must be CL

Tiny
GRIFFIMW
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  • 2001 DODGE STRATUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 91,000 MILES
My sons 2001 2-door Coupe has water standing on the driver side. I am convinced the AC drain line is clogged. There is no water below car from running his AC and the AC is working. I have a repair manul and they say the drain line is on the fire wall, which I am not able to locate, and depending on make the manul is not clear. I think the drain line must go through the inside of the car, but not sure. Can someone to tell me where the drain line is and/or how I can clean it out. This has hapend to me and a few friends in the past on other cars. Do I need to take the dash and or center console apart to access the evaporator coil?

Thanks for any advice
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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 AT 9:44 PM

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Tiny
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On the firewall (under the hood) you should find it about 1/2 way down on the passanger side. The most common place for them to plug is within the first few inches of the hose due to dirt getting into them. Check that. Most of the time you can just squeeze the hose back and forth in your fingers and the water will come flying out.

Let me know if this helps.

Joe
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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I found the connection for the evaperator drain tube, after I removed the plastic iair ntake assembly. It did not have a hose on the drain connection and you could not see it from below the car. The firewall padding was actually over part of it, the top. Very very difficult to find and see. You need two people, one above to guide you to the opening and only assessable from below. I ran a looped end close hanger wire in and out of several times and felt nothing.

The leak is still in the car. I went and purchased a few inches of 1/2" hose, which I plan to place over the end thinking that not having a hose has something to do with the air flow or pressure difference not allowing the water to drain while driving. You can see water draining out of the end, when I ran the AC, but it is still somehow getting into the driver side of the car. Any advise is appreciated on what might be causing this probloem, as it might not be the drain hose port stopped up, but something else.

Thanks for any advise.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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There should be a hose. I think that is the problem. Other than that, there would have to be a crack in the HVAC system.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 9:11 PM

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