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1996 Nissan Maxima Question: cowl vent drain plug..where is it and how do you get to it?

 

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96max, Chattanooga, TN, August 17, 2012, 12:15
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getting a water drainage problem inside the cabin in the front wells..no sunroof..

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    pushrod August 17, 2012, 16:52
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    Most likely AC drain pluged. When running AC see if water drips out onto ground.
    It should! If not then check the drain,see mechanic.

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    96max, August 17, 2012, 17:35
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    Ok...what is the location of the a/c drain?

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    pushrod, August 17, 2012, 18:33
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    Did you check to see if water drips from car when running ac?

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    96max, August 17, 2012, 19:13
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    yes..water is dripping under the car toward the back of engine compartment.

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    pushrod, August 17, 2012, 19:39
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    Ok that rules out the ac drain. Going to be hard to make another
    gess. Windshield leak? The cowl drain is under the COWL the
    plastic piece at the bottom of windshield where the wipers come
    out. Do you park near say pine trees or the like that may shed
    and stop up drain? May take flashlight and look through cowl
    webbing to see.GOOD LUCK.

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    96max, August 17, 2012, 20:01
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    nothing but trees at my house!

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    pushrod, August 18, 2012, 00:48
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    There is no drain plug just a drain path.

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    96max, August 18, 2012, 07:42
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    so I will need to remove the cowl and clean everything inside?

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    pushrod, August 18, 2012, 08:01
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    Yes,then run water into cavity to see that it runs out on ground.
    That's all i know!

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