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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:07 pm    Post subject: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

hello,
my 2003 mpv its been leaking coolant,
but i am not sure form where i took a deep look and see water leaking from a pipe coming out from the firewall but not sure if its water or coolant because it leaks only when the ac its on.....i was thinking may a hose should be plugged to that pipe at least looks like a hose should be there...
any ideas.??
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

I would guess what you see leaking is AC condensate. Quite normal.

Coolant leaks can be quite hard to find as some of the drips can be blown away as we drive. Keep cleaning and looking!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

Coolant usually has distinctive color and unmistakable smell. Make sure your leakage does not have this signs.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:12 am    Post subject: Re: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

A photo would help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

thanks for the answers, sorry i did not answers quick, but fro some reason i was not receiving notifications of replies.
it looks close but its hard to get in there ...from the bottom its to high and from the top it to low.
thanks!!

i took some pictures of the pipe, i put it on a yellow circle , the leak seems to be only water and only leaks when ac is on






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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: water leak by firewall Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that is the condensate drain spout that is molded in the plastic enclosure for the ac cooling coil. Keep it clear of debris, you don't want it to back-up.
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