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Water Dripping?

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I bought a 98 K1500 Chevy with the 5.7L and I notice when I have driven long enough to warm up the motor there is what appears to be water dripping from somewhere on the left side of the engine area (if you are standing at the front looking under the hood). It kind of hits what looks like a ground wire mounted to the frame. It happens without me running the AC. Is this normal or should I take it in? My first truck....

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Does it look clear, pink, or green. I have seen coolant nipples leak on these and the coolant will travel all the way to the back of the motor and drip near the starter. if its any color other than clear than I would probably have it looked at. A water pump or an intake gasket is not out of the question as well.

If it is clear than likely it is the water draining out of the evap housing. This does happen when the defrost is on as well as the a/c or anytime the a/c button is on. This is normal.

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Did you have the air conditioning on. Could be the condensation dripping form there. If its clear then thats what it is and thats, normal.

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The liquid does look clear but I do not use the AC. I do have the fan on regularly. I will experiment with driving without any fan on and see if it still does it. If it is the water pump or intake gasket is there any other signs I can look for such as declining levels of coolant or something like that? I am sure the leaking liquid is not green or pink and none of my guages are running out of normal range. I appreciate the help guys.

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When you have the fan running is it running on defrost?

I believe that when you turn the defrost on your A/C also turns on to dry the air - so it could be the evap drain.

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When you have the fan running is it running on defrost?

I believe that when you turn the defrost on your A/C also turns on to dry the air - so it could be the evap drain.

marine_man


Thats right MM. If your using your defrost the AC is on to dry the air.

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