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Hello. I have a little problem/concern with my Kona Ultimate. This just started happening yesterday. So I have the A/C on and I have a passenger telling me she feels water on her leg. So she felt under/behind the glove compartment and she felt some water dripping. I felt it too and couldn’t tell what it is. It is only dripping on the passenger side. Also when I make a left turn, it sounds like water evaporating when hitting something really hot or lie a baq got stuck in the wheel well. It doesn't make this sound when i turn right. But when I have the A/C off, no water and no sound when I turn. And the A/C doesn’t feel as cold anymore. Any idea what this is? Thank you!
 

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That's condensate from the a/c condenser in the dash. It's supposed to run out a drain to the ground. Sometimes the drain gets plugged. If you are able to gun under your car look for it being a rubber hose on the passenger's side near the firewall.
 

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That's condensate from the a/c condenser in the dash. It's supposed to run out a drain to the ground. Sometimes the drain gets plugged. If you are able to gun under your car look for it being a rubber hose on the passenger's side near the firewall.
oh ok so basically this tube is clogged and i have to drain it by taking off the hose under the car?
 

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Just unclog the drain tube. Some use a length of wire, others blow it our with compressed air, etc.
 

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Hello. I have a little problem/concern with my Kona Ultimate. This just started happening yesterday. So I have the A/C on and I have a passenger telling me she feels water on her leg. So she felt under/behind the glove compartment and she felt some water dripping. I felt it too and couldn’t tell what it is. It is only dripping on the passenger side. Also when I make a left turn, it sounds like water evaporating when hitting something really hot or lie a baq got stuck in the wheel well. It doesn't make this sound when i turn right. But when I have the A/C off, no water and no sound when I turn. And the A/C doesn’t feel as cold anymore. Any idea what this is? Thank you!
OK, this happened to me 2x now. First time I crawled under car, had to jack it up to fit, removed the three screws and cross over cover to find the drain tube about 10 inches away and to tight to reach. Barely got battery filler on it to blow back on it, it cleared. Second time decided the **** with that attempt. Passenger side, center front has two screws on cover, then prying out the one by the center it popped loose some, but still hangs there. After this I was able to pull it out enough to get my fingers in on the drain hose. It is about five inches long behind the cover, then about two inches drop at top end of foot rug rest. Saying where passenger sits and rest feet, top left about five inches and two inches down from rug top is the drain under rug. Pull rug out and the drain hose is about four inches through the floor. Pulls out real easy and slides back in easy. You may be able to just do this first without pulling the side panel cover loose. I pulled the whole hose off to clear it out, Use a pan to catch the the water, about a quart or more may run out. My wife complained of wet feet when this started on left hand turns.
 

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OK, this happened to me 2x now. First time I crawled under car, had to jack it up to fit, removed the three screws and cross over cover to find the drain tube about 10 inches away and to tight to reach. Barely got battery filler on it to blow back on it, it cleared. Second time decided the **** with that attempt. Passenger side, center front has two screws on cover, then prying out the one by the center it popped loose some, but still hangs there. After this I was able to pull it out enough to get my fingers in on the drain hose. It is about five inches long behind the cover, then about two inches drop at top end of foot rug rest. Saying where passenger sits and rest feet, top left about five inches and two inches down from rug top is the drain under rug. Pull rug out and the drain hose is about four inches through the floor. Pulls out real easy and slides back in easy. You may be able to just do this first without pulling the side panel cover loose. I pulled the whole hose off to clear it out, Use a pan to catch the the water, about a quart or more may run out. My wife complained of wet feet when this started on left hand turns.
oh god this seems very hard for me im not that car savvy lol. got any pics of where these screws are for the 2nd part?
 

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oh god this seems very hard for me im not that car savvy lol. got any pics of where these screws are for the 2nd part?
try to see it from below.. you can always use a stick or something to clear it.. I haven’t needed to do it on this car... but have done it in the past on others..
 

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try to see it from below.. you can always use a stick or something to clear it.. I haven’t needed to do it on this car... but have done it in the past on others..
I just went under the car (without unscrewing anything under the car) and couldn't find it. where is this tube located? is it above the the oil filter? above right wheel well? left wheel well? do I have to unscrew the underbody to get to it?
 

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I just went under the car (without unscrewing anything under the car) and couldn't find it. where is this tube located? is it above the the oil filter? above right wheel well? left wheel well? do I have to unscrew the underbody to get to it?
it should be inline with the firewall towards the passenger side..
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I think water is not good for metal parts. And maybe it should be extended to drip directly on the floor.
Or maybe something is wrong on my car 🤦‍♂️

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I wouldn't worry about little water. I don't think they are any rust bucket out there due to AC condensation.
 

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I think water is not good for metal parts. And maybe it should be extended to drip directly on the floor.
Or maybe something is wrong on my car 🤦‍♂️

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extending the drip tube might lead to faster clogging of the tube.. that water won’t hurt anything.. that condensate is a good sign that the AC is working great !!
 
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