Subject: A/C Drain Lines

C1J1Miller at C1J1Miller at
Sat Mar 22 18:36:42 EST 2003

Hi John,
Passenger's side of car, back of the engine compartment under the car.
You'll see a small black rubber hose with a pinched end on it; likely it is
clogged.  Some people have used the heavy monofilament line for a string
trimmer to fish up the drain line for obstructions.

If you have a leaf or something up top, it might require more work.
Once/twice a year I like to pull the black plastic cover off from the plenum,
and get the shop vac out to clean out debris.  I fashion a small flexible
hose to reach down where I can' see;  little duct tape to the shop vac hose
and it works great.

From: "corbishley" <c.corbishley at>
To: <200q20v at>
Subject: A/C Drain Lines
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 11:37:59 -0500

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Hi Folks:

The 200 appears to have some sort of obstruction in the a/c drainage mechan=
ism.   Keep getting wet foot when turning right and can hear the water slos=
hing around.

I'm still stuck here in S.Fl with limited place to work on the car and most=
of my tools in storage.  I have looked at the Bentley and see the drain li=
nes identified on 87.10.  Looks like I need to discharge the a/c and remove=
the evaporator  housing to get at the lines, which appears to be a PITA.

Can you please point me at the quickest and easiest way to get at them beca=
use this has become a real problem now that "summer" has arrived - high 80s=
and humid these last two weeks.  Perhaps I can find where they discharge a=
nd attempt to clear them from below?


John Corbs

Chris Miller, Bolton MA USA, c1j1miller at
'91 200q20v ==>

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