A/C pressure blowed off some kind of plastic cap under the hood


Asked by Aug 28, 2013 at 09:09 PM about the 2008 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A/C pressure blowed off a plastic cap shaped like an elbow tube it is located on drivers side down low, refrigerant went all over, any idea what this cap or what ever it is called could be it is about 1" to 1 1/2" in diameter? Could it be some kind of port cover? Trying to find the name so I can get a new part.

13 Answers

this is a filter/dryer filled with a dessicant to pull the water out of the refrigerant stream....simply replace it and get the A/C serviced with vacuum and NEW components...please~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Thank you so much for your answer, yes I will get the a/c serviced. The part that blowed off was shaped like an elbow and larger around shown in the order catalogs. I am trying to buy that part myself if I can find one of those things, no one can find a filter/dryer for ex 35 infiniti journey with the part # that is on the part # PPT 90.?? None of the pictures look like this part they are all a straight tube.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

hmmm could be some refrigerant piping...if you posted a picture could probably tell you definatively~ filter/dryer is a typical item...this is the reason for this "boilerplate" response...perhaps I'm mistaken, but a picture is worth a thousand onions~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

could it have been simply the evaporator drain....that would totally make sense~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

see you're an expert now----that's how you get sucked into it~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I saw some like this on parts places, but it does not look like this part that broke off, the part that is left in the car, is just a plastic round tube about 6" long the broke part shaped similar to an elbow smaller at one end with a type of a cap like thing that could be a locking thin part on top and the other end is kind of a little larger bell shaped round except for one straight side. Puzzle to me. You did get me personal mail, good I liked everyone.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

okay Christene, sounds like the fluid that came out of this pipe was NOT refrigerant....but the evaporator drain that pokes down out the lowest part and through the firewall and drains the outside....insects, spiders and climb up into this tube and block it off causing water leaking onto your floor...that piece you are looking at is an elbow for the drain off of your evaporator (in the passenger cabin)~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Argon Gas (R-134) evaporates immediately and would not pool up...no way~ what you got out of that pipe was water...just water...a bit like "old submarine" scented....but was pulled out of the air when the a/c was engaged~ normally drains off out this tube...but yours is broken/blocked...ask them to tend to the evaporator drain~ that will be the thing that puts the smile back on your face~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

ok, but the fluid was green & a little greasy, smelled like Freon was all over under the hood none inside the car. Did not see any pools, just on part of the hood and some parts. Hope you are right.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

green....etylene glyol....a breech in the heater core...or loose screw clamp....ooof on that car....a bug is so much easier~ Volvos and Geo Metro you must tear the dash ALL apart whereas some put the heat exchanger on the engine side for easy service, and simple allow the air to do it's job~ Freon is invisible...dissipates into the atmosphere very quickly~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

get a pressure tester on that and see where's it leakin' at~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer

Ok , it will be Wednesday before anyone can look at the A/C

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I have a 2012 FX35 with all the option. The car was MSRP58K. I have that smell when I turn the A/C on. I have NO idea what to do. Is anyone have any solution for this? Thanks! Mike

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • EX35 does not remind audio settings 2 answers

    My ex35 does not remind the audio settings (bass - treble, etc.) also the CD changer always starts at the same position not reminding where it ended last drive. I have the 6cd changer, navigation, el...

    2008 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Temperature gauge going up and down 91 answers

    I recently bought a 99 infiniti i30 and it runs good but for some reason the temperature gauge keeps going up and down even 2 minutes up the road when I leave in the morning it does it. It's not overh...

    1999 INFINITI I30


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What do I do about my power steering? 3 answers

    Really I have two questions here. My mechanic says that my power steering hose/tube has a leak and the whole thing needs to be replaced. Is it easy to do this myself? Is it reasonable for my mechan...



    Maintenance & Repair

  • Thermostat 1 answer

    I just put a new thermostat when i took the old one out of my 03 Infiniti G35 it was only the housing didn't have the inside piece now my heat works didn't before now i put fluid in the radiator a...

    2003 INFINITI G35 Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Fluttering/rattling reverberation noise! Pilot, throw out, input shaft bearing or something worse?? 2 answers

    05' 6mt sedan - 62,300k stock i recently started hearing a fluttering/rattling? sound coming from my car. at first i thought it was something loose under the hood or undercarriage but everything is v...

    2005 INFINITI G35 Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair


Looking for a Used EX35 in your area?

CarGurus has 461 nationwide EX35 listings starting at $6,900.


Search INFINITI EX35 Questions


#1 bug36
Reputation 50
#2 anjy834u
Reputation 20
#2 bjude1
Reputation 20
View All

Related Models For Sale

45 Great Deals out of 1,380 listings starting at $4,500
91 Great Deals out of 3,250 listings starting at $1,500
184 Great Deals out of 4,725 listings starting at $7,488
43 Great Deals out of 1,009 listings starting at $5,295
52 Great Deals out of 1,403 listings starting at $6,300
Used BMW 3 Series
970 Great Deals out of 33,689 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi Q5
121 Great Deals out of 8,337 listings starting at $8,995

Used Cars For Sale

2012 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 20 listings starting at $13,699
2011 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD For Sale
29 listings starting at $10,995
2010 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD For Sale
47 listings starting at $10,988
2009 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD For Sale
14 listings starting at $9,995
2008 INFINITI EX35 Journey AWD For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 83 listings starting at $7,995