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#31 of 46 Air Conditioner leaking inside car on passenger floorboard
Sep 09, 2007 (8:40 pm)
On my 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander, I recently noticed that when I turn to the left there is a sound coming from under the dashboard on the passenger side that sounds like I'm driving through a puddle of water. After paying closer attention I saw water dripping from under the dash when turning. When the A/C is off, there is no noise or water leaking. It appears to be coming from the A/C device but I can't tell exactly where. Any idea what might be causing this, the fix and cost?
#32 of 46 Re: Air Conditioner leaking inside car on passenger floorboard [mitsu2003]
Sep 11, 2007 (8:31 am)
Without knowing exact locations on that year's outlander, here's the problem. The AC condensor under the dash has a drip pan for condensation. There is a hose attached to the drip pan that drains the water out under the vehicle. Your hose is blocked or kinked. You need to find where the hose on the passenger side and clean it out or make sure it is otherwise not kinked. Sometimes looking from under the vehicle, you can find the outlet end and work back from there.
#33 of 46 Re: Air Conditioner leaking inside car on passenger floorboard [tcp2]
Sep 13, 2007 (5:16 pm)
I had this same problem on my old Honda Accord. Once you find the hose you can try squeezing the length of it to unclog it or straighten it if kinked. In my case it was clogged from leaves and debris.
#34 of 46 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander A/C Issues
Aug 18, 2008 (12:44 pm)
My husband and I have noticed that at times when our 03 Outlander is in park the A/C begins blowing air (not cool air), then all of a sudden you can drive and the cold air will start blowing again... any thoughts to what problem we are looking at here?
#35 of 46 Re: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander A/C Issues [jeng025]
Aug 19, 2008 (5:36 pm)
I would start from coolant, if it hasn't been replaced yet. The other simple one to check/replace is thermostat. The reason computer shoots off AC compressor is too high engine temperature, so additional sources of heat are switched off. As soon as you start driving, cold air from outside help with cooling, and AC can run again.
#36 of 46 Re: 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander A/C Issues [jeng025]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:32 am)
I've something similar on my '99 Galant. Both AC and heat seem to not really be working right when the vehicle is stopped. I notice it more at long stoplights while in Drive v. in Park but then I rarely sit for long periods in Park. What seems to work for me is to not run the fan on the highest setting. On lower settings the problem doesn't seem to come up.
#37 of 46 Re: Heat is a joke [blackb13]
Jan 26, 2009 (5:09 pm)
I can't beleive this problem has been going on for so long and Mitsubshi will not do anything about this. I have an 07, and the heater is a BIG problem for me. I live in northern Maine, -30 F has been the temp for over 2 weeks now. I get no heat or very little when running idol. while driving, again very little heat comes out of the defrost, which makes my windshield freeze. How have you resolved your problem?
#38 of 46 Re: Update since visiting dealer [blackb13]
Feb 06, 2009 (5:31 pm)
Did you ever find a fix.? My daughter is beside herself (and cold) At corporate they told her it was a 'characteristic of the car' and they couldn't do anything