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Old 07-19-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Water in Passenger footwell, A/C?

Another problem!

I drove my mother to the airport today with the a/c running the whole time. On the way back I noticed that the carpet in the Passenger footwell was completely soaked (I have two, the original and one on top of it to take the wear and tear). There was a fair sized puddle of water (at least half a lliter of water, probably 1 liter).

My best guess is that it is the A/C evaporator coil (the one that is cold) drainage is backed up. Can anyone tell me where to start looking for blockage points? thanks, greatly appreciated

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Old 07-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #2
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I've narrowed down my problem to a couple things I guess... Im pretty sure the car needs to be lifted and the center (the one closest to the passenger side of the battery) drain point needs to be cleaned. I included a picture of where water goes when its poured down that drain point. Also, while i was doing this, some more water got into the cabin, I have a picture of that and some weird tube. I dunno what it does, I doubt it has anything to do with my problem, but maybe im wrong. Well, any help would be much appreciated.


(water spot and random pipe I found)


(the 3 places water comes out, I believe its supposed to come mainly from the center one which is also the one that flowed the poorest)
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:39 PM   #3
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maybe too late but here:

http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/Porsche/drains/drains.html
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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Thanks! I was already using mike Focke's page here:
http://mike.focke.googlepages.com/drainsdiagram

But I think my problem is with the bottom of the drain pipe which I think needs to be accessed from the bottom. Alas I do not have a lift, and I really don't want to go back to the shop and shell out $100+ just to have some gunk removed. But I also want to use my a/c...
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:58 PM   #5
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I removed some paneling to inspect this pipe. and here is what I saw:


I'm thinking this is where the leak is coming from. I have yet to investigate what exactly that pipe is from, Valeo seems like a parent company. But it does seem like they have automotive climate control systems manufacturing somewhere down the line...Well I'm going to reconnect the pipe and hopefully thats the end of my problems...for now. I still think I need to flush out my drains...
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:14 AM   #6
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I think I have the same problem. I checked all my drains and they are clear. Poured water and saw the water draining properly. However, under my carpet on both sides is damp. I notice when running the AC with the top down (humid in Florida) the large plastic tube running to the side AC vents gets damp and then drips water on my feet. Maybe I have the same issue you have. Keep at it and let me know what you find.

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