GU Patrol Drain tube in LH rear wheel arch

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 17:54
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OK Here's one for the experts! This morning I noticed a small pool of water on the garage floor adjacent to the LH rear wheel. It appeared to have come from high up in the wheel arch and dripped onto the tyre, then onto the floor. On closer inspection I discovered a plastic tube about 10 mm diameter and poking out about 20mm from a rubber grommet. The location is towards the rear of the wheel arch or cavity, but it is quite easily seen. I couldn't find one on the RHS. I couldn't see anything in the baggage area although it is difficult because of the drawers installed. There is no moisture evident inside the vehicle.

The drip continued for a while and then stopped. Weather in AD has been dry and warm by day but cool (10C) at night. I think it is some sort of body cavity drain. We had some rain about a week ago. Can anyone shed any light?

PS I have done a search on the forum but it was not successful.

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Reply By: Patrolman Pat - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 18:18

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 18:18
I haven't got one.
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Reply By: duncs - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 21:22

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 21:22
I have a grommet in the cavity, the area that is painted rather than covered with the textured under-body sealant, but no hose.

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Reply By: Biggus - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 22:22

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 22:22
Had a Calais with a sun roof some time ago. water drain from the sun roof guttering ran down through boot then out wheel well.
Is your patrol a TI with sun roof ?
Could be similar.
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Reply By: TDian - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 22:39

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 22:39
Your Patrol wouldnt have rear air conditioning by any chance?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 23:10

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 23:10
Exactly what I was thinkin'....
& I'm guessin' that the evaporator is in the body cavity above (or behind) the wheel arch....
Do I get a prize?? ;-)
Confucius say.....
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....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Reply By: Kings - Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 23:49

Sunday, Mar 20, 2005 at 23:49
Thanks fellas.

Of course it is the drain for the rear airconditioner setup. Mine is a Dec 2003 ST-L and it has a rear seat AC control. I thought that it was just a fan control but there must be a cooling section in there too. The configuration is the same as the TI.

I was very pleased with the ST-L add-ons at the time of purchase. It came with the rear AC, leather seats, 2 airbags, ABS and a few other gadgets. I notice now that the 2005 models have better specs- typical of Nissan they make the new models more attractive and consequently the resale value on the older models drops. (Mitsubishi do the same.)

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