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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-02-2016, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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#@%&* Cobalt AC!!!!!

Sheesh, you know here in FL we use ac all year round, so since October , the ac evap started leaking water inside the cab onto the carpet. So I sucked out the smitherines the drain tube as well as compressorized it. That worked for about a month when the leaking started again- mainly from the bottom of the blower motor.

So, it's been about every 2 months that I have had to suck out the drain tube to keep this problem under check. I never saw such a stupid problem with any auto ac (I do lots of auto ac work, as a DIY). What the heck is going on with my cobalt ac?? Am I the only one, guys?

Im thinking of the worst- having to yank the dash and dismantle entirely the evap box.

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Did you try to have a look through the cabin filter opening to see if there was a lot of debris in there? I had that problem about 4 years ago where spiders had nested and plugged the drain hole. When I cleaned it there were also pine needles in there and all sorts of bugs. I used pipe cleaners and a vacuum and haven't had a problem since.

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Did you try to have a look through the cabin filter opening to see if there was a lot of debris in there? I had that problem about 4 years ago where spiders had nested and plugged the drain hole. When I cleaned it there were also pine needles in there and all sorts of bugs. I used pipe cleaners and a vacuum and haven't had a problem since.
Thanks again, Coby, for supporting me and my problems. Yes, I did do that (I think you might have recommended thata while ago) in March sometime, and peeked up there with a light , such a cramped position, and found nothing.

But theres gotta be something somewhere cuz factory worked just fine for 5 years until now. I pulled the filter , got my body upside down, and peeked/prodded.

Question: Is drain hole end very close to that filter housing area?
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No, you can't even see it but if you take a long pipe cleaner and stick it in the drain outlet you might see it inside ( get a bright coloured one lol ) Me it was spiders, in Florida it might be a different bug but if they bring their prey to your air box to eat it they will plug it with whatever they don't eat ( Wings, legs or what not ). Be careful when you insert the pipe cleaner you might get a shower like the first time I did it.

The drain is to the far left bottom.

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Thanks. Since you mentioned it, the idea of 'snaking" a wire type snake down the drain tube, I did this too, but found out it was a chalenge to find the right kind of flexible, stout, plasticky thingamabob - whatever I could have on hand always semed to get stuck or bottom out within say, 5-6". What did you use, Coby? What's a "pipe cleaner"? You mean a typical steel snake from home depot?
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Smoking pipe cleaners.

50pcs 156mm Mixed Colours Chenille Smoking Pipe Tube Cleaning Cleaner ART Sticks | eBay

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OK, but thats only 6" (15.6cm). Seems short, but heck, I'l try it........got nothing to lose......

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You can get longer ones. Link was just an example so you'd know what I meant.

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Ohhhh, OK, got it, coby!
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