Heater core drain hose?

lint

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Dec 4, 2011
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I have tried everything I can to stop the tube from plugging up. I have a large stay tie that I stick in every month to open it. And have pulled the rubber plug off inside and put every thing in to clean it I can think of ,mold killer, soap and water and lots more . I have found that it clogs in the hose itself . I can pull it off and water just pours out ..Its where the small hose goes into the bigger rubber end.

Question ,, Is there a reason that the hose is that small. Like bugs or mice getting in? Because I was going to get a L shape or bend heater hose to put on to do away with the step down of the 2 peace hose. I am getting tired of drying the carpet.
 

The_Roadie

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I'd guess bugs. Have you ever closely examined the material doing the clogging? You might try some insecticide (spider) spray in and around the tube in the engine compartment.
 

lint

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Dec 4, 2011
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the roadie said:
I'd guess bugs. Have you ever closely examined the material doing the clogging? You might try some insecticide (spider) spray in and around the tube in the engine compartment.

At first I thought it could be wasp But that would be a tight fit. Spiders could be a possibility, Its not chunks of black like mold just a misty film like pound scum .As a spider web would look with water on it. Thanks for the reply Roadie, Good possibility. in all my time with automobiles I have had mice, rats snakes and a Chipmunk that had my air cleaner full of nuts , Almost caught the car on fire . and even a fox in my trunk :yes: all did damage .But a spider that would be wild . I hope that is it. getting a little frustrated with it. Its always the little things..:hissyfit:
 

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