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#1 Old 10-03-2013, 12:06 PM
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Smile A/C System Evaporator Drain Hole/Tube?

Hi all

After a quick scan through I couldnt see anything on this particular subject.

Does anyone know where the Aircon Evaporator Drain Hole or Drain Tube is located on the Petrol Getz?

I've searched the manual, no luck, several of us have looked underneath the car and no luck.

I would like to make sure that the Evaporator (tray) can drain freely.

The Aircon has been checked, serviced and topped up, yet there still isnt any drain off/fluid on the floor (as there used to be) under the car after the Aircon has been in use, which makes me wonder if the Drain from the Evaporator is blocked - yet I cant find it!??

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Don't know your car, but usually on the firewall down low opposite the airbox for the HVAC.

Now this is Oct, not July, so that is a factor in no visible puddle.

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I agree with Grandpaswagon on the general location of the drain tube.. since we don't have the Getz in the states, I don't know where specifically.

However being Oct and not July shouldn't have impact on whether there is condensation or not. If it is hot enough to use the A/C then "typically" there should be some kind of condensation. Unless only used for short bursts for defogging windshield or similar.

Red Baron, you may not have an "actual" tube for drain... in many cases there are just drain holes that tend to blocked with tree debris or similar

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Hi Guys,

Thanks I will look again.

Apart from some damp weather, it is still mild here, central UK, even though it's October, so some drips/drops should be apparent.

I will report back when I have gotten to the bottom of the matter.

Thanks again.

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Another pointer may be to follow the A/C lines to the firewall.... directly below or very near is where the drain holes should be. When attempting to find them, are you under the vehicle? It's probably best view point
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Another pointer may be to follow the A/C lines to the firewall.... directly below or very near is where the drain holes should be. When attempting to find them, are you under the vehicle? It's probably best view point
Hi Cubawashere,

Thanks will do.

Yes we have looked on the underside of the car - so I will attempt to follow such down via the firewall now.

Thanks for the help.

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I have a right-hand drive 1.3 petrol. When I open the hood, this hose is about 12-15 inches below the cowl, and can be seen in the gap beneath the tube that connects the air filter to the engine.

In my case, it was a rubber tube about 2 inches long that could be removed and examined for blockage.

The AC technician who showed me this said that the Getz's evaporator had a metal tube upto the firewall, only after which this rubber tube came into play (unlike some vehicles where the rubber tube starts inside the firewall, and sometimes breaks, causing water in the passenger footwell).

I've tried to look for an image to help you, but couldn't find one. If required, I'll take a photo in my car's engine bay to help you.
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I have a right-hand drive 1.3 petrol. When I open the hood, this hose is about 12-15 inches below the cowl, and can be seen in the gap beneath the tube that connects the air filter to the engine.

In my case, it was a rubber tube about 2 inches long that could be removed and examined for blockage.

The AC technician who showed me this said that the Getz's evaporator had a metal tube upto the firewall, only after which this rubber tube came into play (unlike some vehicles where the rubber tube starts inside the firewall, and sometimes breaks, causing water in the passenger footwell).

I've tried to look for an image to help you, but couldn't find one. If required, I'll take a photo in my car's engine bay to help you.
Hi

Many, many thanks for that.

Are you saying therefore, that, even if blocked condensate/condensation cant get into the car/cabin and ruin the carpets or my day?

A photo would be great if you are able to get to it for a good shot.

I havent been near a pit/lift yet (so couldnt find/check for the pipe/tray), so in the meantime I ran some aircon 'tests'.

I ran the car up for about 10 minutes with the air-con on full blast (parked over some dry tarmac). I then moved the car and checked for any drain-off (condensation) marks on the tarmac. I did this on three occasions and it seems that there were several small patches of condensation apparent on the tarmac and some evidence of it dripping out - in a line - when the car was moved. So at least the drain-off appears to be working at a certain level.

In the next week or two I will either check the pipe myself - if I can 'borrow' a mate's pit - or get it checked by a mechanic.

I hope that helps others on here, who, with the Getz's getting to this age, may experience similar problems.

Kind regards, with thanks,

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Are you saying therefore, that, even if blocked condensate/condensation cant get into the car/cabin and ruin the carpets or my day?
Not quite - if the tube is blocked, it will back up and flood the passenger foot well, since the tray will overflow. Its just that other cars (at least here in India) have had issues with this tube cracking and leaking inside the car - this is what the AC tech reassured me that even if the rubber tube cracks, it can only occur outside the firewall.

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A photo would be great if you are able to get to it for a good shot.
I havent been near a pit/lift yet (so couldnt find/check for the pipe/tray)...
Here you go, the tube is circled in orange. Its accessible from the top itself, no need for a pit/hoist, unless you also want to check the metal tube it connects to. Please ignore the dusty engine bay, I drive in lousy conditions
Hyundai Getz 1.3P (G4EA) - Evaporator Drain Pipe.jpg

I must point out that my earlier statement that the tube is 1-2 inches in length is wrong: its protrudes horizontally for about 1 inch from the firewall, then makes a right turn and goes downwards for about 3 inches.

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