Question about 2005 Chrysler Town & Country
Tried to get at the drain tube, almost impossible, but reached into it with a coat hanger from undernieth and doesnt seem to be clogged...is there any way to get the blower out and check inside the housing? without dissasembling the dashboard? no outside observable cracks on the housing.?? does anyone know what the actual drain tube looks like?, does it have an exit flapper valve style??? if so how can i replace it without removing the engine???? sigh...
You'll have get a metal coat hanger and clean the drain tube on the lower right side of the firewall under the hood. It's a black rubber tube that has a 90 degree bend in it. They get debris build up over time causing the water to back up into the van.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The 05/04 Pacifica did not come with an elbow tube on the drain line for the AC drip pan. As you drive, the air flow into the tube pushes the condensate water back into the pan which is inside above the passenger floor board, the drain line is under the hood on the firewall. I spoke with the parts guy at the local Chrysler dealer, he sold me a drain tube for the 06 (~$10) and I installed it, wasn't too hard to do from the top if the engine is cold. The elbow slips on over the drain tube. Make sure to point the tube down. It only took one trip to start seeing water drip out of the tube and the floorboard started to dry up and almost three years later, the floorboard is still dry.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
If you have power windows start by disconnecting your negative battery cable. Then you need to locate and remove the screws that hold your door handles in place (they may be hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Once you remove the screws that hold the door handles, remove any wire connectors to the handles, if they're not power you will need a small hook (kinda like a knitting needle) to remove the window crank. A manual window crank is held in place by a clip on the base. Slide the hook behind the base and remove the clip. The door panel itself, is held on by snap in clips, and you will need a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to gat as close to, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the door panel). Once the clips are removed from the door, pull the panel upward to remove it from the door.
Install in reverse.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck on your repair.
Posted on May 04, 2009
I doubt if that is the reason your check engine light is on. It is more likely an o2 sensor. However make sure your cap is tight when you add gas and don't leave the engine running while the cap is off. That can trigger the light
Posted on Jul 03, 2009
I had the exact same problem last year on my 04 Sebring. I took it to the dealership and found that the a/c was draining into the car, instead of running to the outside. My mechanic said that chrysler knew of this problem but was not recalling it. (The number of vehicles it happened to wasn't enough to warrant a recall) Anyway, all he had to do was replace a part of the a/c draining unit. I will try to find the service invoice for a more specific solution. But if I were you, I would just contact your local chrysler dealership and ask the service department. Like I said my mechanic knew right away. He has a Sebring as well and replaced the defective part for a "just in case" situation. I pulled up the carpeting and saw how much damage was actually done just because of this defective part. It was horrible. My mechanic suggested parking the car on an incline (with the carpeting pulled up) and the water would pool near the firewall. I did this and kept checking every 10 minutes. I would soak it up, come back and soak up more water. It was amazing how much water was sitting in the carpeting. Obviously,the carpeting has to be dried out or it will mold. Mine was leaking for such a long time that I had to have the carpeting replaced. It was exspensive, but I didn't want further problems with mold. I haven't had any problems since. Good luck! I hope I was a little helpful.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
The drains in the wiper wells are probably clogged. You need to remove the plastic 'vent screen' under the wipers to clear out the debris. Remove the wipers and a few screws, not difficult at all. Also, under the hood, you will see a vertical tube on each side of the car under the wiper wells. These can be removed from under the hood without removing the wipers, but you will probably have to clear the wells anyway. What happens is the water backs up and enters the car through the fresh air inlet and comes in around the blower fan. Good Luck.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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It's really difficult to get to.
It will be right at the centerline of the car, at the lower part of the firewall. It drops the drain water pretty much right on top of the transmission. You may be able to see it from below, but to access it you need to try from the top, reaching down between the engine and the firewall. A coat hanger bent into a suitable shape should reach into the tube, and you can then hopefully poke and prod it enough to clear the clog. Lots of water will come out, and debris. You may need to do it a few times. Some people like to shoot compressed air into the tube, but I would be very careful with that if you decide to try. The weight of the water should push the debris down and out the tube when you help it along with the coat hanger wire. Air would just shoot the debris in deeper, and the same debris would then clog up the same darn drain again :)
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