Engine Size: 1.3L
Refrigerant Type: R-134
Ambient Temp: 85
Country of Origin: United States
I have an AMA a/c kit in my old Suzuki that I installed myself (complete amateur here). It cools pretty well but the strange thing I've been noticing is that it drips a LOT of water when the a/c is running. How much is a lot? Well, I don't know how to tell, but I can say it drips more water on the garage floor than any of our other vehicles including a big Dodge Ram pickup. It's humid and fairly warm all the time over here so that's probably a contributing factor. What I'm wondering is if this symptom is a sign of some sort of issue or problem with the system.
I'e been noticing that on my suburban. Are you loosing coolant at all. The reason I ask is because I've been having to refill my coolant tank. Didn't see where it was leaking
from until yesterday i noticed the passenger side carpet was wet. I looked up on the heater box inside and my heater core is leaking. Just a thought.
Thanks for the reply. It's not coolant, it's just clear water.
Condensing water on the outside of the evaporator (and draining on the floor) is a good sign; as an indicator of the "chillin" we seek from A/C. Its just like the "sweat" on the outside of a tea glass, says the tea is cold. The higher the humidity in your area will proportionally increase condensation quantity. Recirc of the cabin air may reduce this as it dehumidifies (producing this condensate) and the condensate will reduce with longer running in this mode; just as drawing outside air (w/ high humidity) will increase the condensate. Just make sure its getting to the garage floor (clear drain), and not draining into the passenger floorboard.
What would be of concern is if that water freezes up due to a defective evaporator thermal switch or low on charge. Blocks airflow into the vehicle. Moisture laden air condensation with cooler temperatures is perfectly normal. If it didn't happen, we would never get rain, snow, nor fog. Good old Mitch that passed away never had this problem, he could set his evaporator down to zero degrees without freezing, but he lived in the dessert.
What is even more concerning is that Hecat drinks cold tea.... Eugh!
Tea should be served hot, strong with milk and two sugars...
Never knock on deaths door... Ring the doorbell and run away, death really hates that!
I was thinking the large amount of water might indicate some kind of problem. I should check for freezing. My concern was, relative to my full-sized truck, this little truck drips a lot more water on the ground.
Vehicles equipped with a bladder type valve like to hold it until you drive your vehicle in on your clean dry floor, then they let loose. Always switch off my compressor a mile before getting home and switch the blower to max, that forces them to go before I drive into my garage. Also dries up the evaporator so it doesn't corrode or build up with mold.
Living in Hawaii might have something to do with the moisture drainage. From what I have read in the past you removed our core and put in something else. Electric fan was swapped to something else also. For the question asked, water drainage is normal and the more humidity the more it will drain. I had a huge puddle under my truck today in Phoenix.
I changed the condensor fan but am still using your evaporator core. One of these days I wanted to try and swap it out for an OEM evaporator just to try it. My dad used to own an a/c shop and he suggested I try it. He recently passed away and I didn't get a chance to ask him why.
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