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bb1426 May 22, 10:22pm - #183230 
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Hi All,

Anyone would know about water leaking inside the car, I have a 2001 GT, For some reason, when i turn the AC on, hot water just start to leak from a little grey box under the passenger side glove box. When i noticed the problem, i stopped the AC and there was some cold smoke like thingy came out from the vent. any help or thoughts would be appreciated... thanks
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frown that sucks...is your car still under waranty?

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bb1426 May 22, 10:36pm - #183233 
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Just past the warranty, but i think the toyota people in my area would be able to help since i know them pretty well... i wouldn't know until monday...since it just happened...i hope it just some hoses went lose or something...
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element_celica May 22, 10:57pm - #183234 

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IT'S NORMAL!!!!
that is the condensation dripping out from your evaporator. it is a heat exchanger...

think of a cold pepsi bottle on a hot day, the condensation is forming around the cold bottle, same way in an a/c evaporator system, it has to drip somewhere and usually goes into the cabin through the small tube under the passenger side...
try to re-route the liquid coming out by attatching a hose to it and route it elsewhere, you shouldn't worry about it unless its like a huge puddle, if so... then you have problems cool

rip celi...
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bb1426 May 22, 11:35pm - #183235 
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Acutally, it was keep leaking from the same spot, and my carpet is all wet... I hope is not a big problem... but thanks for you info...
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Veilside May 22, 11:47pm - #183236 
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that sucks eek

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bb1426 May 23, 12:25am - #183237 
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I know, hope is not a big problem, since i like my car so much...just don't want any problem with the car... frown
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rsh431 May 24, 5:42am - #183238 
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I have the same problem for a year and I thought it was
rain water leaking in.. I cleaned up all the rain water
draining areas and tested it and they all seem to work.
And then I took the glove box out and discovered exactly
the same thing. frown.
Let me know what your dealer says. I have extended warranty
and I am going to try and see what my dealer has to say.
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bb1426 May 24, 6:10am - #183239 
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I would know by Monday, will keep on updated and see...but seems like element_celica's makes sense... I hope it just some hoses went lose and easy fix...
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bb1426 May 24, 11:36pm - #183240 
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Okay, Here is what i've found out from the Toyota Service place...
First, they asked me if i have parked my car under a tree everyday...and then they said because of the dirt and debri that my car has been collected, the drain of from the AC is stuck or jammed or whatever...that's y the water going up back into the car instead draining down to the ground... I havent' try the AC since I got the car, but I'll do a little observation for a week and see what happend.. it sounds like cheesy tho...but what da heck, i am try it or test it this week...

for rsh431 -- I think you should bring it back to the toyota service and have them check it out...since it seems like one-two-three thingy to them...and it definitly under the warranty too...

Does it make sense to you guys? please tell me...

Thanks for all the help and comments guys...
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vondutchguy May 25, 3:14am - #183241 

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jeeze i have this problem now too it started when i made a sharp turn and all this water landed on my girls feet and her purse.. ouch!! but anyways its dark now and i cant see a fucking thing. hopefully this tube thingy if it exsists just got knocked off. i dont feel like having to pay mula to get it fixed. tomorrow i will post my findings. lemme know what you guys come up with
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bb1426 May 25, 4:08am - #183242 
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Half an hour ago, i have tried to turn on my AC, and the problem didn't occur, so i guess it works for now, i will try few more times with AC during the week, and keep you guys update what's going on...thanks for telling me that you have the same problem, at least i am not alone...
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rsh431 May 25, 5:27am - #183243 
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Does anyone know where the water from AC/defroster
drains out in Celica 2000?

The tree thing might be right. I do park under the tree
and over the weekend I cleaned up the area at the junction
of wheel well (back side) and the grey lining on the side
of the car (under the door). This is where the water
drains out from the windscreen and there was a ton of
fine dust and leaf veins stuck there.

But I also noticed a small nozzle kind of thing there (
like one of those grass sprinkler heads) sticking out from
the body of the car.
I am wondering if that is the outlet for AC duct. I am
somehow not seeing the leak any more inside my car even
though its pretty humid here today. I will drive it for
a week and see how it goes. When it gets little warmer
and drier here, I will just turn the AC on and see where
the water is draining out from.

Thanks for sharing info dude.
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rsh431 May 25, 5:29am - #183244 
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It happens on a sharp left turn for me.
I have been avoiding paying around 150 dollars
to the dealer just to diagnose it frown.
Let me know what you come up with.
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rsh431 May 25, 5:32am - #183245 
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Thanks for the info bb1496.

Was the cleanup due to tree clogging covered under
warranty?
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bb1426 May 25, 5:53am - #183246 
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I am out of warranty now, the toyota just being nice to me of charging me nothing..but i think is under warranty...
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Originally Posted by vondutchguy
jeeze i have this problem now too it started when i made a sharp turn and all this water landed on my girls feet and her purse.. ouch!! but anyways its dark now and i cant see a fucking thing. hopefully this tube thingy if it exsists just got knocked off. i dont feel like having to pay mula to get it fixed. tomorrow i will post my findings. lemme know what you guys come up with


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vondutchguy May 25, 3:02pm - #183248 

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okay it first did do it on a sharp left turn last night. today i went out to check it out and even parked flat its still dripping but i can tell from where. i too park under a tree but have only had the car for a few months, but this spring shit is dropping pollen everywhere so that could be the case. does anyone have any pictures to go along with their findings? im in a jam its hot as all hell here.
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vondutchguy May 25, 3:30pm - #183249 

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this first picture is where i could actually see water dripping. the entire time my car was running it was in park on a mostly flat surface. the road does sorta slope so it could run from the other side but here is where it was dripping.
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vondutchguy May 25, 3:33pm - #183250 

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this picture is the only tube i can see. do you think its the ac drain tube? if this is it and its clogged how does one go about fixing it? its located on the right side under the glove box and appears to go out in the direction of the right wheel.
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okay this is the last picture its the veiw your crotch would see if you were sitting in the pass seat. the red arrow points where water can be seen dripping the yellow points towards the tube. the blue line under the glove box also gets wet like behind the glovebox the plastic. you can feel it if you stick your hand underneath
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bb1426 May 25, 4:06pm - #183252 
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dude...the first pic is exactly what i had for the leaking...but the rest i don't see any problem with my car yet...but i am still gonna check to see if any water dripping occurs...

and here is what the toyota service had said..

HEAT & AC SYSTEMS
CUSTOMER STATES THE AC IS SOAKING THE FLOOR

CLEARD THE DRAINS...

they said because of the dirt and debris that my car has been collected...thats' why it caused the problem...

as i said before...let me optimize this problem for a week more and see what happen..

I actually just called and they said if you bring your car to the mechanic...just tell them the flush the AC drain tube...they said this tube was the problem... once it flushed out the dirt...you car should be fine, also the reason why the water dripping when you made a sharp turn is because of the tube itself is pretty close to the grey box as shown from vondutchguy's first photo..

Let's keep on update of what's going later...
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vondutchguy May 25, 4:09pm - #183253 

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so then the tube isnt on the other side thats just some other random tube? jeeze cars and all of their hidden goodies.
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vondutchguy May 25, 4:13pm - #183254 

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wonder how much it will cost to get flushed
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rsh431 May 25, 4:17pm - #183255 
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vondutchguy.. ditto. same symptoms as I have been seeing.

I will check out the drain you have pointed out later
in the week and see if the damn thing has any traces
of pollen or water flow right now.

I am going to try running AC and defogger at full blast
over the weekend and see if water drips out from that
drain. Will let you know the findings.
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bb1426 May 25, 4:28pm - #183256 
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the service didn't tell me which tube is exactly is which... but i guess the mechanic would know, coz the service guy told me if a mechanic wouldn't know where is the AC Drain tube, he would be in big trouble, and also it should be easy to fix it too.
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rsh431 May 26, 7:57pm - #183257 
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I found one black tube which is draining water out of AC
(I think).

If you un-button the left top end of the mattress on the
passenger side (near the hose where the hot air comes
out for legs), there is a black hose in my car which goes
through the body of the car. I pulled it a bit and released it again and I saw a whole lot of water draining out
from the middle of the car. It actually comes out all the
way out if you want to pull it out and put it back in.
I hope there was nothing else attached to its other end -
didn't look like it.
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rsh431 May 26, 8:04pm - #183258 
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here is the pic.
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rsh431 May 26, 8:06pm - #183259 
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Here is the pic.

Yellow arrow is where you will have to unbutton the mattress.

Yellow thicker line depicts where the hose is present
under the mattress.

(Sorry about the duplicate post. Was having problem
attaching the pic.)
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bb1426 May 26, 8:47pm - #183260 
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Man...you are good...
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vondutchguy May 27, 3:40am - #183261 

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i have had my ac off because i havent had a choice to get the tube cleaned by my mech. but water seems to still be dripping. idunnoidunnobut it was also raining too. this sucks i need to get it fixed asap. cry
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bb1426 May 27, 4:34pm - #183262 
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How come?
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rsh431 May 27, 6:14pm - #183263 
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Remeber to turn the air outlet knob away from defogging
windscreen options (two of them). Those automatically
run the defroster of the car even though you will not
see the AC light on.

The condensation from the defroster will make it to the
AC drain.

It kind of sucks because you need the defogger to defog
all the water that is inside the car, but at the same
time defogger keeps making more water which leaks inside
the car.. frown..
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rsh431 May 27, 11:39pm - #183264 
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I figured out where this tube goes. Its going to the
rear windscreen and carries the windscreen washer
liquid!! So I guess this has nothing to do with AC.
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vondutchguy May 28, 12:11am - #183265 

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well thank god i didnt pull that out =D
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bb1426 May 28, 1:55am - #183266 
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Sorry guys, i was trying to ask about the toyota service guy about how to fix it ourselfs, but unfortunately he refused to teach me thumbsdown ... sorry frown

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well i heard from a friend of mine that you one was is to shoot compressed air up the tube. my mech told be you need to put it on a lift because the tube empties out the bottom and you squeez it to clean the leaves or whatever out. the tube is black and you can see it if you pop the Hood and look behind the engine. when i get a chance tomorrow i will jack my car and see what i can do. if not i will take it to his shop and he said he will do it for free.
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let us know if this is gonna work, coz i am really curious of what my dealer did to my car... thanks for the info
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rsh431 May 29, 6:28pm - #183270 
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I called the dealer and he said that they will "snake" the
AC air duct and then blow hot air to clean it.

It is 30 minute job and will cost around 35 dollars here.
That is not too bad.

Is that around what you paid?
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they didn't charge me anything at all...but seems to me it was a easy job, i guess that's why they didnt' charge me..
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