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  • karjunkie 09/22/09 5:24 pm PST

    The evaporator drain tube on the 3.9L V6 equipped version comes out of the firewall. Its hard to see and only sticks out about an inch and is behind a heat shield. It is at the edge of the heat shield so you may have to bend back the heat shield a little to where you can get something down into the drain tube. On the V8 model, there is no way to get at it in the engine bay unless you pull the engine or pull the dash out inside the cabin! The only cheap fix other than $1,000 dollars to pull the dash or the motor is to drill a hole on the inside, clean out the drain and then plug the hole with epoxy. This is a design problem in several Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep trucks.

    Its possible the drain tube has fallen off or got damaged. Try to lift the heat shield around the corners and use a flashlight to see if you can spot the hole that the tube should come out of.


  • tony78 09/22/09 6:57 pm PST

    Actually it is not design problem as karjunkie states it is a design purpose.

    What is a design purpose ?

    Thats one of those things the manufacturer knows about, but doesn't do anything about the design on purpose.

    If it didn't cause some kind of damage, then how would they get the customer back into the dealer for repairs ?

    Every manufacturer has design purposes, some are just better at concealment than others.

    Oh, And one other thing, How many people have several holes drilled into the bottom of their trucks that are filled with epoxy ?

  • Stever@Edmunds 09/29/09 6:54 pm PST

    You can reply in this thread by clicking the Answer this Question button and that will help keep all the information in one spot. Thanks!


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