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I don't know what is going on, but someone mentioned a leaky evaporator (whatever that is). What is an evaporator and where is it located? Is this a serious issue? I thought at first it was power steering fluid because it looked and smelled the same. How can I fix this?
 

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The evaporator is the radiator-like device inside the car that provides the cooling for the air conditioning. There is an oil in it.

It's also possible that if you ran your A/C or defroster recently, you're just seeing dirty condensation dripping from the catch pan. Underhood on the passenger firewall there is a rubber drain tube that turns down 90 degrees, about the size of a thumb. Squeeze and see if water comes out. These often get plugged, and water backs up inside the car.
 

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The evaporator is the radiator-like device inside the car that provides the cooling for the air conditioning. There is an oil in it.

It's also possible that if you ran your A/C or defroster recently, you're just seeing dirty condensation dripping from the catch pan. Underhood on the passenger firewall there is a rubber drain tube that turns down 90 degrees, about the size of a thumb. Squeeze and see if water comes out. These often get plugged, and water backs up inside the car.
I saw that thing, I will squeeze it tomorrow and see what happens.

BTW, I have not run my a/c since it ran out of freon 6 years ago. It will not come on any ways because once they are low they shut down. As to the defroster, last time I ran that was many weeks ago. The weird thing is what is on the carpet is oily.
 

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I saw that thing, I will squeeze it tomorrow and see what happens.

BTW, I have not run my a/c since it ran out of freon 6 years ago. It will not come on any ways because once they are low they shut down. As to the defroster, last time I ran that was many weeks ago. The weird thing is what is on the carpet is oily.
An update - this has been repaired so no more FLOODS in my car! :)
 

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Thanks for the update, but what did you have repaired? What were the findings?
 

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Thanks for the update, but what did you have repaired? What were the findings?
The drainage tube was clogged.

The shop was nice enough to do that for free, as they could not find anything wrong with my headlights (once in a blue moon headlights refuse to pop up). They told me they can't fix the lights until they stop popping up completely.
 
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