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Maintain the Drain Hose on Your Ford Vehicle in BC

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(Posted on Nov 6, 2021 at 01:11PM by Darby Riales)

<a href="https://www.fordpartsbc.ca/oem-parts/ford-hose-7l1z78502c53a?c=bD0yNyZuPUR5bmFtaWMgU0VPIFBhZ2U%3D"><img src="https://skahaford.com/images/upload/November_2021/Maintenance_Tips/DrainHose.png"alt="Drain hose for various Ford vehicles”/></a>In any Ford vehicle, there are many different types of hoses involved. However, the one we will discuss in this article is the drain hose.

Working in unison with the air conditioning system, this particular tube serves as a conduit to transport condensation that has been accumulating in the catch out through the base of the car, truck, van, or SUV. If the catch pan is not properly drained, water can leak into the floorboard. This can cause serious damage and can lead to costly repair bills.

To prevent this, you should keep this pipe clean. If the A/C is not blowing cold air consistently or you begin to experience a bad smell, this could mean that it is time to clean out the drain hose. You will need an A/C cleaner kit, a drain pan, cabin filter replacements, protective gloves, and safety glasses/goggles.

The vehicle should be raised on a jack to expose the underbelly. Next, locate the drain hose and secure the nozzle of the cleaner car to it. Use half of the can’s contents and let it sit for five to ten minutes. Then, you can remove the nozzle and let the solution drain into the pan. At this point, you can also replace the filters and clean the vents.

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