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Old 06-19-2010, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, sorry for not looking harder in the forums for this...IMO the search SUCKS here.

Anyways, I was doing some mods to my car today (adding lights) and noticed that the floor is all wet under the passenger side. Now, I heard it can be a clogged drain plug, but I'm not 100% sure where it is or how to clean it.

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Your probably going to need to re-seal the evaporator drain line, where the tube runs from the case, to the bottom of the car. Mine started doing that when the car was only 1 year old, and the dealer fixed it under warranty. The dealer said they used sealant on the cracked drain line, it's never leaked since. Ford never fixed this problem that carried over from the 3'rd generation Taurus.
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The A/C drain exits thru the firewall directly behind the area of the glove box. If you were to get down and look under the dash in the area of the glove box, and pull back the carpet a little, you'll be able to see it from the inside. Check out this thread, http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/98-s...ots-curse.html ...it has pics of the drain inside, and outside.

FWIW, I just fixed this problem in my car...its not that the drain gets plugged up, its the gasket/seal around the drain that deteriorates and allows water to seep in thru that spot. I fixed the problem by filling the opening around the drain hole with clear all weather silicone....I found it easier to do this thru the passenger side wheel well...I removed the tire, and wheel well liner and used many disposable gloves I got the squeeze tubes of the silicone cuz it was easier to get it in the opening.
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Your probably going to need to re-seal the evaporator drain line, where the tube runs from the case, to the bottom of the car. Mine started doing that when the car was only 1 year old, and the dealer fixed it under warranty. The dealer said they used sealant on the cracked drain line, it's never leaked since.

My experience exactly as well!
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Thanks for your help. I took a look today and I messed with a few things for a bit. I replaced some seals around the cabin air filter (the little foam one that the top piece sits on), and I sealed around the bottom of the mesh screen.
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Thanks for your help. I took a look today and I messed with a few things for a bit. I replaced some seals around the cabin air filter (the little foam one that the top piece sits on), and I sealed around the bottom of the mesh screen.
Your year should also have the rain hat over the cabin air filter, make sure it's put back on correctly, or rain water could enter the fan housing, burning out the fan motor. It's been my experience when replacing the cabin filter, the filters that have the felt edge fit better than the filters with the rubber edges.
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There's a ton of threads, here's just a couple threads on this, I've put up the tsb and I might have done a write-up, I don't remember. Yes, search feature now sucks.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/98-s...ots-curse.html

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Thanks I've siliconed my car as of yesterday, but im a tad afraid to test out to see if it holds...
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