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Dripping water, A/C

The_Hammer

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Hey everyone,

I tried searching this and wasn't having much luck. I just got my X and noticed that it drips what i'm pretty certain is water from the passenger side of the engine bay, near the wheel well. I'm guessing that it is the A/C unit that is dripping condensation? My question is is this normal? Or do I maybe have a leak in my A/C unit somewhere? And do you have to fill up the water somewhere?

Sorry if this is extremely noob, i've never had a vehicle with A/C before.

Thanks,

Mike
 
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BrianDye

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Yea, I know that feeling haha :p:

I pretty much put 2 and 2 together (years ago) when I noticed my dads BRAND new F150 dripping in the summer like that haha


Being on here...you'll learn non-stop :D
 
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cattleshow

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Hey everyone,

I tried searching this and wasn't having much luck. I just got my X and noticed that it drips what i'm pretty certain is water from the passenger side of the engine bay, near the wheel well. I'm guessing that it is the A/C unit that is dripping condensation? My question is is this normal? Or do I maybe have a leak in my A/C unit somewhere? And do you have to fill up the water somewhere?

Sorry if this is extremely noob, i've never had a vehicle with A/C before.

Thanks,

Mike
Its only condensation from the warm air touching the ice cold vapor line.That's why home AC vapor lines are insulated,so they don't drip water everywhere.i imagine U could insulate the line if U wanted.
Its always scarry in the summer when U see a big puddle under your vehicle.
 
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coonerboy

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The condensation isn't really from the refrigerant lines, but the evaporator coil that is located near the blower on the passenger side firewall. The coil will have a dedicated drain and that is where the condensate comes from.
 
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cattleshow

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The condensation isn't really from the refrigerant lines, but the evaporator coil that is located near the blower on the passenger side firewall. The coil will have a dedicated drain and that is where the condensate comes from.
Roger that,I didn't think that one through.Home coils have a dedicated drain pan and drain line also_On my truck the line under the hood is also covered with condensation when the AC is on.I was focused on that. So the problem is not really a problem,sometimes it's simple.
 
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rangernewb

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I made an account just to thank the posters in this thread! Thanks I was worried this is my first vehicle. Though so I worry about everything
 
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