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Old 10-11-2014, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Friend's 90 Civic has a crying glove box

She says that this has been going on for a month, so I asked why she waited to tell me about it until I was out of town. She thought that it went away. I told her that problems never go away.

So, the AC compressor is in the engine compartment, and the evaporator\cooler and expansion valve are behind the glovebox. If it is water, then it is condensation. Is there a most likely place for it to leak, since I am certain that is not supposed to happen? Is there any way that this could be a relatively easy fix, instead of needing to replace everything?

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Is it only with the AC on? First thing to check would be a blocked drain tube. Don't know the position of the glove box in relation to the unit on a Honda, usually wet carpet is a sign of the drain tube is clogged. Drain tube worth a checking anyway. I've had that problem more than once, vehicle parked under a tree.

If it is from condensation on the outside evaporator housing can be cause by a low Freon charge.

You really need to have a look at it. Good Luck!
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Find the AC drain tube and use something like a coat hanger to clear it out enough for it to drain, assuming it only does it when the AC is on. Usually the AC drain is on the lower part of the firewall near the evaporator. You may be able to see the drain hose under the evaporator housing inside the car. If so and you can easily remove it then take it off and fish out the leaves that are in the bottom of the housing so it won't get stopped up again easily.

If it only does it when it RAINS the suspect the cowl drains are stopped up. Thye are ususally at the ends of the cowl panel. You may be able to see them around the tophinge to the front doors.


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