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The sound of water behind the dash... any idea how to drain this?

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Old 12-29-2008, 02:04 PM
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I'm hearing what sounds like water sloshing back and forth from what seems to be behind the center of the dash (behind the stereo and temperature controls area). This occurs mostly when I take a hard turn and it even spilled out once on to my feet as I took a very hard right turn off of a highway exit ramp. Anybody know how or if I can drain this water out and if so where would I find a drain plug? Thanks for any help!!
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:06 PM
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I had this problem when I replaced my rad hoses(2g GST) and didn't top up the coolant. Make sure you have enough coolant in the system and bleed it, see if that fixes it. The sloshing noise was hilarious.
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:23 PM
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Thanks n0c7. I just changed the radiator and the hoses and the problem still remains. I also believe that the coolant is topped up and bled properly. It might also be important to note that I was also having this problem BEFORE these changes were made and I thought it might be corrected afterwords, but no such luck. Any other suggestions?
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 02:25 PM
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HOW ABSENTMINDED OF ME!! I never even mentioned the make of the car!! It's a 94 Eclipse 1.8L. THANKS!!
 
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Heater core?
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:14 PM
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Is it water or coolant?
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:32 PM
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if its coolant, you have a heater core leak and need a new heater core. if its straight water (no antifreeze) its probably from your ac evaporator drain; the drain hose is probably plugged up.
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:52 PM
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Thanks everybody for all of your replies. Estraw, I though of the heater core but it is definietly straight water. How do I access the A/C evaporator drain hose in order to unclog it? Thanks again.
 
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