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Old 08-01-2013, 02:55 PM
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ok so i have no idea what this is? Ive been having some cooling issues with my 03 cobra lately and have been slowly getting things back to normal. I just replaced on of the heater hoses by the firewall b/c it had a small hole so i hope that fixes the problem.

i filled her up, burped the system and took her for a drive to see if everything was in working order. After the drive i looked under the hood to see if there were any leaks. I didn't see any but I noticed a steady stream of water coming out of a drain hole or something out of the firewall. I took a few pics, so if anyone has any input on to what its for and if its normal id really appreciate it. I did a little research and i know it isnt coolant, its just water. and i read that it could be from the a/c condensation but i didnt have the air on. i had the heat on full blast to get the coolant circulating through it. and it wasnt a steady drip, it was a steady stream.

I posted here instead of the svt section b/c i thought is'd get more hits here and am assuming its on all new edge models. Thanks guys/girls.
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its a little dirty i know. but dealing with coolant can be pretty messy
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Is it water or anti freeze running from it?

Possibly the drain for the a/c?
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it was just water, it was a steady stream. i read that it could be from the a/c but wouldnt it just drip out from the condensation?
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i just hope it isnt from the heater core. im leaning towards it not though being as it was just water. but is it normal for it to have a steady stream of water coming out?

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Most likely just the drain hose for the a/c condensation. We're you running the air when you went for the drives?
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This weekend I worked on my car changing out the mid pipe. I had my air on, not even the a/c button on though, and still had a steady stream of water coming out of this drain for a long while.

I know in some cars, even if you dont have the a/c on, the system will still run and dry the air going into the cabin, hence creating condensation and the water coming out of the drain.
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Originally Posted by Classic73Garage View Post
Most likely just the drain hose for the a/c condensation. We're you running the air when you went for the drives?
no just the heat but i had it all the way to the max a/c on the left.
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Originally Posted by califas_1987 View Post
This weekend I worked on my car changing out the mid pipe. I had my air on, not even the a/c button on though, and still had a steady stream of water coming out of this drain for a long while.

I know in some cars, even if you dont have the a/c on, the system will still run and dry the air going into the cabin, hence creating condensation and the water coming out of the drain.
ok. i guess it shouldnt be anything to worry about unless i start seeing coolant come out. thanks guys
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