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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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3.8L engine hose 'sweating'

Hi guys, I was checking my transmission fluid the other day (engine running of course) and noticed one of the rubber hoses in the engine bay looked like it was 'sweating' a little. There didn't seem to be any direct leak, just very small droplets sticking to the outside of the rubber hose. I wiped it down with a tissue and it didn't smell like gas or look like oil.

Can anyone tell me what the hose in the picture under the arrow is?
I know hoses deteriorate over time and I plan to have it looked at. Is this something I should be immediately concerned about?

This is a standard pic I got from wiki, but my engine is the same. eg NA 3.8L
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-04-2017, 07:33 PM
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isn't that an a/c hose going to the interior? i.e. cold "freon" is in that tube going to the interior...

Yeah, pretty sure those are a/c lines.
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@Natesriv Oh that's great news! Thanks for the response. So I guess it's probably just water condensation? It's 80 plus degrees here in LA at the moment so that would make sense with the cold freon.
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Yes, that is an AC line, so if the AC was on, condensation will form on that line.

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