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Old 11-08-2015, 02:45 PM   #1
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Help, refrigerant leaking through ac condensation drain.

The drain that is under the passenger footwell is leaking refrigerant....where is the refrigerant coming from and what could be causing this???

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Old 11-08-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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First, how do you know it is a refrigerant leak? If it is, it is coming from the AC heat exchanger inside the heater box.
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:16 PM   #3
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I think it is refrigerant oil actually...by the smell, look and feel I am quite sure it is refrigerant.....is there some other fluid that would be able to exit from that drain?
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:56 PM   #4
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If your evaporator is leaking you are facing a big project.
You can verify that by adding die to the refrigerant, and light the puddle under the car with a UV flslight.
Anyway, this is the fix.

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Old 11-08-2015, 04:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info..I will add the dye to confirm your thought. Looks like a huge project but that's what winters are for.

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