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#1 colzcolz



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:35 PM

Greetings everyone! So happy I found this forum. I bought my first Subaru about 9 months ago while I was in El Paso, TX and ended up taking it with me when I moved back to Florida. It's an 87 GL hatchback and I freakin' love it! The interior is in good shape (with the exception of the dashboard from the El Paso sun) and the body is scratch and dent free, but it could use a new coat of paint. It had about 115,000 miles on it when I got it and it runs great. I've been doing some poking around, trying to learn all I can about it. I'd really love to start fixing any minor things that come up but for now I try to ask the guys at the parts and service desk at the dealership as many questions as I can.


If anyone reading this knows about these GLs, I have one burning question that I can't seem to find an answer for: AC leaking. The air blows ice cold but it just dumps water into the passenger floorboard. The tubes have all been flushed and cleaned and I've taken it to the dealership three times for this issue but nothing works. For now I'm just switching out putting towels down to absorb the water but I'd like to find a real solution. I try to not run the AC too much, but it's summer in central Florida so, yeah...it's REALLY humid.


If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it. I look forward to chatting more in the future about my Ru (that's what I call it) and other people's Rus as well :-)

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#2 Olnick


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 08:57 PM

Welcome to the USMB . . . nice looking Ru ya' got there!


Post your AC questions in the Older Generation forum--I'm sure the good folks there will offer help.


Good luck!

#3 Dinky26



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

Nice little hatch you have there!!!

#4 colzcolz



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

Thank y'all! I will try chatting with the folks in the older gen forum. seriously so excited about this website. my wife gets so tired of hearing me talk about my Ru haha.

#5 lvsarge


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:06 PM

me likey.

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:32 AM

Welcome to USMB!


You're leaking the condensate water from the evaporator, its in the passenger footwell and has a hose that should drain into the engine bay. Yours is either clogged or torn/missing/etc. It just connects to a nipple on the bottom of the evaporator box and goes out to the engine bay to dump on the ground.

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