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Leaking something... Water?

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Old 07-28-2011, 02:17 PM
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Leaking something... Water?

So, day 3 of owning the car and it looks like something is leaking. It looks like water dripping from a black hose deep in the engine. Almost like it is SUPPOSED to drain... but it's quite a bit of fluid.

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Get it checked by the dealer ASAP
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:38 PM
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I'm "guessing"...because this happens with mine..that it's simply condensation overflow from the AC. On hot days, when I'm running the AC, I have similar puddles form.

Safe is better than sorry though...so if it bothers you take it to the dealership.

If you let the vehicle sit after driving and NOT using the AC do you notice it? Mine always corresponds with AC useage..so I never felt it was a problem.
 

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It's more than likely the A/C. It from the condenser.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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This thread reminds me of 1967 and my dad had an air conditioned chevy. Every time he got gas in the summer some wag would point out the leak from his car.

It's not "more than likely" the A/C, it is the A/C. As it cools the air, water condenses on the evaporator coil and drains out the bottom of the car. The air entering the cabin is cooled and dehumidified. Think cold drink with ice in it on the counter in the summertime...
 
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Ac water. Only time you needto worried is when you don't seethat.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by myblackhatch View Post
Ac water. Only time you needto worried is when you don't seethat.
hahahaha, yah and it ends up inside the car on the floor board.

can happen if the drain is clogged.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:42 PM
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Everyone is exactly right about this. This is condensed water dripping off the evaporator of the AC, and it's flowing out the drain tube, as it's supposed to. If it DOESN'T drain, that's bad, because, it means that the water is pooling somewhere inside the car, and that would be a problem.
 
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Ok thanks guys! I thought it might be related to the a/c, but it still seemed like a lot of water. never seen a car leak that much...
 
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Don't ever make a thread without tasting the fluid first.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Lyon[Nightroad] View Post
Don't ever make a thread without tasting the fluid first.
Agreed, however, by mentioning this someone might actually taste a significant amount and get themselves sick.

Nonetheless, coolant has a sweet taste and it smells sweet as it burns. On top of that it has color so a simple finger dab can pinpoint what the fluid is.

It is most likely from the AC. My Fit leaves a pretty big puddle if the AC has been running for a good while during a hot day.
 
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Check all your fluid levels.

Then grab some of the leaking fluid and rub them together with your fingers.

Is it somewhat oily? ...if so then it could be engine oil, brake fluid or coolant.

Still not sure?

Put something under the vehicle to grab the leaking fluid. When enough accumulates you should be able to tell what it is.

My assumption about it falls in line with everyone else's comments on it. I gather you have never noticed this with other vehicles.
 
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Every car does that when the A/C has been on due to condensation.
 
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:11 PM
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Yea don't actually need to taste, sarcasm, sight and smell are enough.
 
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Could be a squirrel under the hood taking a leak. Better not taste it
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If you run a/c on recirc for a few hours, it will ice things up. After it all melts, you'll be left with a nice puddle of water in the garage.

Your situation looks perfectly normal to me, a/c water off the condensor.
 
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