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#574278 - July 16th 2012 11:58 am '97 Astro wet carpets/padding
da_Bleu_Kat Offline
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Registered: April 18th 2011 12:53 pm
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Loc: West Des Moines, Iowa
Help! When we got to the National after running the AC for five hours non-stop our carpet and padding wet damp from the rear of the driver/passenger seats to about 12" to 18" behind the middle seat. The front and rear carpets were not damp so can't believe that the front or rear evaporator drains are plugged. Any idea? The local dealers just say "Duh, I don't know, but we'll look at it."

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#574290 - July 16th 2012 12:33 pm Re: '97 Astro wet carpets/padding [Re: da_Bleu_Kat]
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Isnt there a drain line that may have come off...thats why they all leave a drip mark under the ft of the van ?
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#574292 - July 16th 2012 12:35 pm Re: '97 Astro wet carpets/padding [Re: da_Bleu_Kat]
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Your drain is stopped up,Shuld have a snout coming out the fiewall somewhere
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#574409 - July 17th 2012 7:53 am Re: '97 Astro wet carpets/padding [Re: da_Bleu_Kat]
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Yep, drain, use a piece of coat hangar, it can be accessed behind the passenger side wheel coming out of the bottom of the firewall, just a small rubber snout, run the AC a bit and get some condensate built up will actually help when you stick the wire in it and wiggle around. The water will help to wash it out.
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#574443 - July 17th 2012 1:02 pm Re: '97 Astro wet carpets/padding [Re: da_Bleu_Kat]
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Or if you have acess to a air hose that will really flush it out,That's what I use to do to my Mustang about once a year
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