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Water leak The passenger side floorboard fills with water, I presume from the ac condenser under the dash. I cannot find a drain tube anywhere. Help!

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  • mlcopeland Jan 03, 2009

    Have exact same problem. Is it possible the water is coming from the heater core?

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The drain is an opening on the passenger side of the car on the firewall towards the bottom.

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Bulletin No.: 03-01-39-011B
Date: November 22, 2005
TECHNICAL
Subject:
Water Leaks Into Passenger Compartment Through HVAC Module Condensate Drain Tube When Parked on Incline/Uphill Position (Install Auxiliary Drain Tube Extension)
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Supercede:
This bulletin is being revised to include the 2005 and 2006 model years. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 03-01-39-011A (Section 01 - HVAC).
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