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Old 2nd May 2005, 15:12   #1
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Dear BHpians,
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I have Ford Ikon 1.3CLXI.

When the AC is on for 5-10 minutes, water will be formed on the front foot mats. What is the reason?

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Dear BHpians,
Need help...

I have Ford Ikon 1.3CLXI.

When the AC is on for 5-10 minutes, water will be formed on the front foot mats. What is the reason?

Thanks.
ON the front footmats or UNDER the front footmats?
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there is a pipe which heads out from in the dashboard to the engine bay which has come loose or is leaking get it refixed.
very normal nothing to worry!!
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Thanks Iceman, Steroid.
Water came on to Footmat and also below footmat. Since its very hot in the afternoon, I don't have any choice except to use it.

Due to this, the Hot proof used below carpet became wet and it is peeling off. What to do?
And I am getting 16kms on highways without AC. Is that OK in a Ford Ikon?

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check the tube for blockage also, and yes the mileage u quoted is normal
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Old 2nd May 2005, 16:34   #6
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Thank you. I will check that.

And may I know where can I get User Manual for Kenwood KRC 387 CAR Audio system?

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Like Ice has said, the condensate drain pipe going from the dashboard through the floor is either leaking or is more likely choked.. try pulling the pipe out from the floor (if it is just a press fit) and poke some steel wire through the hole.. that is usually enough to clear it.. Had this exact same problem/solution on my Siena last week..

Do it fast as this can cause the floor to corrode very fast
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thanks Nitin...I will do it
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ya even i to had the same problem in my esteem
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My Car got a chance to visit a mechanic (professional in A/c).

it seems the outlet is blocked and gas is needed to fill and he will be charging Rs.1400/-

Is it the right price? what he is claiming is correct?

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Dev

if you go to an professional A/c guy then he is boud to charge you this amount. it is always good to get it done from proffesionals as they tend not to cheat you on the charging process. they gas charging itself costs around 800 to 900 rs and then rest of the charges must be for other things plus his labour.

So imo the charges are alright.

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Dev how old is your car? If in warranty get it checked by ford mechanics. If no warranty then it would cost you 900 for a good quality freon. I doubt labour would cost 500?
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thanks guys. Will keep in mind.

Mine is 4yrs old vehicle. So, no more warranty.
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[quote=dev]it seems the outlet is blocked and gas is needed to fill and he will be charging Rs.1400/-

Is it the right price? what he is claiming is correct?/QUOTE]

Dev, has your AC stopped cooling or is there an appreciable drop in the cooling.. if so, yes, gas fill is needed.. if not, the guy is probably trying to take you for a ride.. the water leak and gas charging are unrelated..
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It is cooling. if I run for 8-10 minutes, then water will be coming on to the floor mats.
So cooling is not a problem. Only water is coming.
In Ikon, we find AC and another button to get air (may be it is like defoster, I can't remember what is that for).
I generally use AC button and the controller to change the Min., and mac., setting. I was told to use the second button also.

I will be taking my vehicle to garage this weekend. I will inform once it is rectified.
But 1400 bucks look high to me.
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