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Old 06-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am getting water in from the top left side of the passenger foot rest. Is the AC condensation line coming in there? Could this be the issue? Ideas on troubleshooting?
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Leak under Front Passenger dash, 2007 model
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup, AC drain. I used a compressor to blow up the tube from under the car.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You should be able to use a wire hanger or something to unplug the house- happens to our 2008 Tribeca all the time- not 100% you have same thing, but our hose does like a "S" at the end of the drain line and half the time, if I just wiggle that hose from below, it unclogs

You should be able to see it with a flash light and then get under car to do it
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thanks all for the replies and especially the link! I also forgot to mention the steering squeal noise when turning left, but one of the notes in the link mentions the same. Now I know where to go!
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thanks all for the replies and especially the link! I also forgot to mention the steering squeal noise when turning left, but one of the notes in the link mentions the same. Now I know where to go!
I think that's the sound of all the water swishing around- Motion in the ocean!
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I would take a good look at your serptine belt, especially the idler pulley. Take the belt off and spin the idler and tensioner pulleys and see if they are smooth. If not replace them. This is probably the #1 cause of Tribeca's on the side of the road. Simply to take care of before it leaves you stranded.

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Does this issue cause the AC to blow warm? Today after driving around all day, I noticed a bit of water on the passenger floor. Suddenly the AC started blowing warm, and my wife shrieked and said "Water is dumping in here!"
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Sometimes n some vehicles, when humidity is high, the evaporator in the dash will ice over and air will blow warm. Volume of air from vents will decrease also. Easy cure is to turn off AC but leave fan on high and warm air will melt ice in a few minutes. You could also have a condensate drain clog.
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Interestingly enough, like you said, it worked after being parked. Well, today it worked on the way to work, on the way home, (no water coming in on the carpet) but when I ran out tonight it stopped blowing cold. It went warm, no water coming in, and it had only been running for about 5 minutes.

Would that drain being plugged stop the AC like I though? Or am I into another realm of issues?
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We had this issue with our 08 Tribeca once and we had AC blown out and it fixed it. We lived in FL so I think it had to do with clogged and evaporator iced up like OliverB mentioned. Ever since, I unclog 1-2x per year and all has been good.

Have you tried messing with the drain hose? Once you locate the hose, it will take you a minute or 2 to unclog (as long as it isn't a crazy clog higher up). The hose does a S thing with a hook near where it drains and where it curves, it normally clogs up.
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Interestingly enough, like you said, it worked after being parked. Well, today it worked on the way to work, on the way home, (no water coming in on the carpet) but when I ran out tonight it stopped blowing cold. It went warm, no water coming in, and it had only been running for about 5 minutes.

Would that drain being plugged stop the AC like I though? Or am I into another realm of issues?
While I did not have the water coming onto the carpet, I did experience the AC blowing warm air. It turned out to be a bad relay. Just a thought.
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Agreed, bad relay is most common cause in subarus for ac blowing warm. That or leaking o-ring. Details on subaruoutback.org for fixing these two issues.
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