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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, please a little a/c help for a new owner in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; hi guys, i have a 03 cts and the a/c is leaking i am 99% sure it is the condensation ...
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    please a little a/c help for a new owner

    hi guys, i have a 03 cts and the a/c is leaking i am 99% sure it is the condensation drain that is plugged but after searching the forums and tearing the car apart i can not find a tube or orafice to check to see if it is plugged up, please any help locating this is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    maybe if someone has one they can turn the ac on and tell me where it is dripping under the car

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    mine was just dripping today, center of the car , lined up with the firewall i think. maybe a couple inched back from it.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    thx, i will try looking again in that area, it's the damndest thing i have searched and searched with no luck, not sure if it is a tube or just a hole and i am getting no water under the car its all coming inside, if i ever find it i am going to take a picture and post it on the forums.

    thx again

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    i just had mine fixed a week ago under warranty it is not the drain hose you have a leak coming from the evoparated the hole dash has to come out to get to it good luck they kept my car for 10 days repairing it sorry

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    what did it cost you? i still think the drain is plugged living here in south florida every car drips water underneath it i do not have a single drop coming under the car

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    after finding some diagrams the leak is coming from the conection to the blower motor so i still think its a plugged drain altho i have yet to find this elusive thing.

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    it was free under warrenty is the leak on the left or right side

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    passenger side of the car if you ran your hand on the right side of the center console and ran it all the way to the firwall the leak would be just to the right of your hand, its at the conection to the blower motor. it should be easy to determin if i could find the drain tube i am really going to be mad at myself if i have to take it to the dealer and it was just the drain, also were not talking alitttle bit of water we are talking flooding the entire right side after an hour. and unfortunatley i just bought the car so no warranty for me.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    dam if it your drian hose its not much

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    yay problem solved the drain is actually behing the left side of the console on the drivers side of the caqr you can not get to the hole from underneath as the header blocks access to it but a little wire thru the hole and walla no more leak and the water gushed out, hopefully others will find this info usefull thx all to those who took the time to help me out.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    what made you think it was clogged?

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    Quote Originally Posted by kdstrum View Post
    i just had mine fixed a week ago under warranty it is not the drain hose you have a leak coming from the evoparated the hole dash has to come out to get to it good luck they kept my car for 10 days repairing it sorry
    Quote Originally Posted by kdstrum View Post
    it was free under warrenty is the leak on the left or right side
    Even under warranty, they should give you paperwork that states what the charges are that they bill to Cadillac.

    I am curious to know what the cost was since most AC leaks come from the evaporator. As you said, the hardest part of the system to get at.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettomike View Post
    what made you think it was clogged?
    i figured it was clogged because we get so much condensation here in florida that even if it had been a big leak somewhere in the system i still should of had some dripping out the drain hole, but since it all was coming inside i thought and (hoped) it was just a clogged line.

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    Re: please a little a/c help for a new owner

    Quote Originally Posted by narree View Post
    i figured it was clogged because we get so much condensation here in florida that even if it had been a big leak somewhere in the system i still should of had some dripping out the drain hole, but since it all was coming inside i thought and (hoped) it was just a clogged line.
    thanks 4 the tip. glad you got it sorted out.

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