Hi Lookinco,<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lookinco:
Today when I parked my car on a little hill, I saw some liquid coming out from under my car. Could it be something leaking from my car, or is it the air conditioner ? Weather here in Vancouver is not very hot, and I only turned my AC to 23C .</font>
Right on, Mel. The time I had no drainage from my A/C, the drain line had become dislodged and I finally noticed that the carpet was wet. It was many years ago and my first A/C equiped car. I would get right on it and try to find out where the water is going, unless I lived somewhere like Denver, where it is too dry for a cold soda can to sweat.Mel said:I've never seen a vehicle that didn't drip condensation when the A/C was operated. It's possible you didn't notice it because it was too far inboard for you to notice. I frequently don't see the condensation from my Ody, but then I don't go looking for it. Also, if you park where the pavement is hot, it will evaporate quickly.
Another possibility for not seeing the condensation drain is a plugged drain hose.
That in interesting, as I've never heard this piece of advice before. How far in advance of shutting down the van would you recommend turning off the AC?New Dad New Van said:"Saw some posts advising to turn off the A/C to allow the coils to dry prior to turning off the van; haven't been doing that so will start doing that as well." - this is a good habit to get into.
Absolutely- and it works for the rear unit too. The rear evaporator is cold and condenses moisture whenever the AC is on, even if the rear fan is off. So when you turn off the AC nearing home, switch on the rear fan if it's not already on.New Dad New Van said:***Snip ***
"Saw some posts advising to turn off the A/C to allow the coils to dry prior to turning off the van; haven't been doing that so will start doing that as well." - this is a good habit to get into.