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Why does your 96 Impala SS leak water in the car only when the AC is running?

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2009-02-12 01:13:51
2009-02-12 01:13:51

The condensate drain is most likely stopped up.

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Maybe the door protector is torn and water leaks through there. if that's not the case then is could be your door has an un even opening. and that is where the water goes through


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Auto transmissions operate on pump pressure. The pump turns when the engine is running. This is why it leaks only when running.


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Because we are wasting it. There is only a limited supply of fresh water we can use. :(


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