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Today after driving for 1 hour with A/C on and turning a couple of corners the wife had water coming out underneath the dash on to the drivers side and passenger side floor board.
She said it sounded like sloshing water inside the dash.
Have any of you edge owners had this issue in the past?
I have a feeling it is a condensate line that may be plugged or come loose, and is draining into the inside of the car instead of outside.
Can any of you who have had this same issue direct me in the right direction on where to look and fix this issue?
I hate to drive the car 2 hours away to the dealer for a 15 to 20 min fix.
when I can fix it here at the house.
OK: I found and fixed my problem. I don't know how in the world this hose got plugged up or what plugged it up.
There is a catch pan some where behind the console with a 1/2 rubber drain hose that exits the car--->Behind the carpet in between the gas pedal and the center console.
I pulled the hose off of the white plastic elbow tube that exits outside the car towards the outside ground.
Took my air compressor and blew 40psi into the hose for 2 seconds and out come I would say 10oz of water onto the floor board of the car. Ya that sucked!
Don't know what was stopped up inside the hose, for I can't even find the pan the hose connects to that catches the condensate from the A/C. I guess for the next few weeks I will do this once a week. It only takes 10 min.
Just wanted to share if any other owners had this issue in the future.
Could have been a piece of plastic or something from manufacture, or a bit of plastic bag, etc. that made it through the cabin air intake plumbing if you don't have a cabin air filter. Or debris from inside the car, when air setting was on recycle.
Or could have been mold buildup. Had a minivan once that had water pouring out onto the floor. Crawled underneath and found the condensate hose easily. nothing coming out anymore. Took a length of weed whacker plastic string, doubled it over into a hairpin, and pushed the doubled-over end up into the hose, all the way up to the evaporator. Since it was doubled-over flexible plastic, I didn't have to worry about possibly damaging the evaporator.
Water suddenly poured out with a big "bloop"! Some of it did not smell the best.
Long ago, we got into the habit of shutting off the A/C right before arriving, letting the fan run with temp control to Cold, but A/C OFF, to help dry off the evaporator before parking. This solved the smelly air that would come out the next time we would get in and run A/C, if a day or so had passed by in the interim.
Mold loves the environment of car and house A/C evaporators!
If it were me, I would be very leary of blowing 40 PSI up onto an evaporator core, don't want to stress or damage that core, as cars and trucks of these days have the evap way up inside the dash, not out under the hood like they used to be! It is a big job to pull and replace a evap core behind a dash.
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Torky: Thanks for your experience and advice! I just thought there was a condensate pan that the hose connected to-->Hence the condensate dripped down into the pan then drained out the hose to the outside ground.
I agree with what you said about the pluggage. It could have been a handful of things.
Wish I could access the pan just to see what it possibly could have been.
At least I know how to fix this issue if it occurs in the future. I keep our autos spotless on the inside at all times. So hopefully it will not re occur.
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