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Hi,

Im a long time reader, first time poster :D

I have a 99 escort and I am having some AC water leakage coming into the passenger side. I am looking for the Evaporator Drainage hose to try to unclog it but I can't find it anywhere?!?!?! I have searched the internet high and low looking for an answer/pictures to where it could be!

Any help would be greatly appreciated you guys rock! :D

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The drain hose for this Escort and most Escorts from 1997 to 2000 is located behind the AC drier, the big black canister on the firewall on the passenger side. To access it, remove the nut that holds the drier bracket in place, move the bracket back and move the drier to the left. The drain hose exit will be located to the right towards the bottom of the drier on the firewall. Use something soft like a straw or a long twist tie to avoid damaging the sensitive AC evaporator inside the car. Move this soft object in and out of the drain hose to dislodge any debris in it. Water should gush out once the drain is cleared. When finished be sure to replace the drier bracket and reattach the nut that holds it in place.
 

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pextor said:
The drain hose for this Escort and most Escorts from 1997 to 2000 is located behind the AC drier, the big black canister on the firewall on the passenger side. To access it, remove the nut that holds the drier bracket in place, move the bracket back and move the drier to the left. The drain hose exit will be located to the right towards the bottom of the drier on the firewall. Use something soft like a straw or a long twist tie to avoid damaging the sensitive AC evaporator inside the car. Move this soft object in and out of the drain hose to dislodge any debris in it. Water should gush out once the drain is cleared. When finished be sure to replace the drier bracket and reattach the nut that holds it in place.
Stupid question, but it seems that this nut on the firewall is pretty difficult to get to - how do you get to it? I tried from the top with no luck. It doesn't look like the canister has much room for movement either with that long pipe/hose on it going to the front of the vehicle.

I'll get it a try later - thanks for the info!
 

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You may get wet but a clean mine from under the car.
 

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I attempted to clean the drain from underneath and what a huge PITA that was, and it was nearly impossible to get more than an inch in (that's what she said), so I didn't think that worked out for me.

Since I wanted to make sure it was cleared, I took it to a shop and they suggested drill out from inside the car, cleaning it out, then using epoxy to seal up the hole they drilled...sounds fine, the hole doesn't bother me. It still leaks!

Now, I went out to the car to see what the deal was, and you can see water just pouring down from right where the a/c box touches the firewall! Can any one recommend what I should do at this point? I don't know if its a bad seal or what - I'm not sure how that a/c assembly attaches to the firewall exactly.

Check out the pic - any feed back would be awesome!

 

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FYI - I'm all up for "rigging" it just to make it go away - not sure if I should put some more silicone around that grommet looking black that sits flush against the firewall or what.
 

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I know whats going on it happened to me on my moms car the water is seeping from the outside, crawling from the underside of the drain to your carpet and the best way to fix it is to attach a piece of rubber piping to the drain. preferably in an L shape (elbow). that way the water will be force to fall down and not to crawl under the drain to the inside.

 

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I have the Magnaflow too and love it, my brother got his used from craigslist but I wanted a valid warranty so I got it here. Magnaflow Exhaust 16401, or you can try one of the sponsors here on the forum, they are allways having sales/specials. Either way its a great exhaust system, sounds great, and very easy to install.
 

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Let us know what was it.
 

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I have the same magnaflow too and love it, you can usually get a used one on ebay or cragislist. I wanted a valid warranty so I got it here. Magnaflow 16401. Also some of the forum sponsors usually have a sale going on. Either way its a great exhaust system, sounds great, and very easy to install.
 
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