[200q20v] No Cost Maintenance Reminder

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Sat Nov 17 10:10:25 EST 2001

At 08:16 AM 11/17/2001 -0600, Dale McCormack wrote:

>With all the qlist tech talk, this is comment is probably preaching to the
>choir, but here's a maintenance basic worth accomplishing:
>Now that the leaves are pretty well gone for the season, its time to clear
>out the ventilation air inlets before winter.  When the hood is open,
>remove all the debris from near the fuse box and opposite side too (by
>hand or vacuum).  This area is definitely NOT self cleaning.   Leaves and
>such will clog the drains and can even cause water to travel into the
>passenger compartment if things get bad enough.  A few minutes mess before
>freezing may avoid an unpleasant winter surprise.

I go a bit farther:  After the leaves have stopped falling, I take out the
rain diverter and vacuum all the junk out of the entire area it covers.  No
other way to avoid plugging up the big drain between the heater core box
and the evaporator box.

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