from what i can tell, the cowl is clean. I read on another site the drain tube might be restricted from debris (dirt, leaves) allowing the water not to drain. I am going to try cleaning this out first as it seemed to work for another person.
We have had heavy rain also lately, but after i drained the water june 29, the car sat in the garage, it did not rain june 30 and yesterday after the Ac was used for 30 mins the problem is back.
I don't see a water spot on the ground after the Ac is ran either....i will keep you updated.
I was aslo told the 07 sx4 doesn't have a cabin air filter element, so replacing this may help keep the clogs away. The 08's and up have one....
I just took come compressed air to the drain tube and alot of water immediatly came out of the tube. I continued to blow compressed air up the tube and seeing if any thing else was coming out and nothing did.
i then drove teh car around withthe AC on and took a look under the car to see the water draining as it should. I took some left turns and the shoshing of water is no more.
The sx4 does have a cabin air filter, the 07's didn't come with them but the 08's did. The cabin air filter from an 08 will fit an 07. The a/c drains was a culpurit. There is a TSB ( ts 02 04018) on this concern. It says to clear the debris from the drain install a cabin air filter and a filter in the cowl. Contact your dealer about this TSB.
if the compressed air doesnt do the trick, a coat hanger will work too aslong as you get it very straight and go very slowly to unclog the drain hose. you dont want to rip it.
2007 Black Onxy Pearl Auto SX4 w/Conv. Package
Mods: RRM Intake Kit, PIAA Driving Lights, Pinstripes, Mud flaps, armrest, Silverstar headlights, Yokohama Rubber, and a whole lot of mud!
And... yes! The compressed air is what finally solved my problem!
If anyone's interested, I could post a picture of the exact location of the draining hose. You can even reach it without going under the car if your wheel is turned all the way to the left but then again, it wasn't the most comfortable position to slide in the air can.
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