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Old 09-10-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Coolant leak or ac water?

I just drove to Palm Springs this morning it's very hot and humid here already, and I had to sit in a parking lot with the engine running and the a/c on. When I got out of the car I noticed water dripping from behind the driver front wheel, and it's running all the way out the back of the car, seems like more fluid than a normal ac drips, the temp guage was reading normal. Is this normal?

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I'll go out on a limb and say yes, normal.
It has been a really humid year here, and my a/c has dumped alarming amounts of water from the area near the front cowl and passenger wheel well. Once, when the humidity was near 80%, the condensation was running back to the rear, over to the drivers side, and even into the drivers footwell a little bit.
You can check and see if it feels oily or has any faint smell to it, but I bet you're fine.
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I'll go out on a limb and say yes, normal.
It has been a really humid year here, and my a/c has dumped alarming amounts of water from the area near the front cowl and passenger wheel well. Once, when the humidity was near 80%, the condensation was running back to the rear, over to the drivers side, and even into the drivers footwell a little bit.
You can check and see if it feels oily or has any faint smell to it, but I bet you're fine.
Thanks I feel better now, I'm pretty sure it was just water it evaporated completely in a matter of minutes
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Remember that the under body panels make it hard to pinpoint where fluids may be coming from. At least, make sure you take a look at your coolant level when the car cools off just to keep an eye on things.

When you get a chance, consider removing the panel behind the seats to inspect for a leak around the WP.

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