I believe water from ac drain is soaking my floorboard
I understand that this is somewhat of a common problem. I need to know exactly where to find the drain line. It is not the heater core I have seen that before on other vehicles and I know the smell. It's a 2002 dodge stratus r/t. Thanks
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Same problem in our Sebring. The drain is hard to find, and the best way (the first time) is to take it to a mechanic who can put it up on a lift and show you where it is. There is no room under these cars to climb around underneath looking for it without a lift. You are looking for a tube-ish thing that comes out where the firewall curves down from the engine compartment. It may or may not actually stick out, depending on the attitude of the guy installing yours. Good hunting. One of those Zip-drain things works good for pulling out the gunk.
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You need to find the drain pan line that comes through the firewall. Open the hood and search for the line on the passenger side firewall. The line is probably clogged from insects, animals, or other gunk. use a short piece of dowel or wire to unclog the line and allow the pan to drain to the outside of the vehicle.
a couple things to look at if it has a sunroof the sun roof would have drain hoses that run down in each corner next you need to look at the cowl this is the section in front of the windshield that has a drain on it as well if you find nothing there the next step would be to remove the seats and carpet and sit in the car while running water over it either way you should remove the carpet and make sure it is dry all the way threw or mold will start to grow and you will never get ride of it not good for your heath other key spots to look at is if the windshield was ever replaced it could be a poor seal
no it will most likely be a blocked drain pipe that goes into the engine bay from the A/C and drains the condensation created by your car's air conditioner. A mechanic workshop can do a blast of compressed air by your mechanic and free the blockage takes about 30 seconds to do with a car hoist.
If it is humid conditions the problem will be much more and you might find the front demister won't work due to water sitting on top of the Air conditioner. It will heat this water and blow steam on your window.
on the passenger side? if it is the passenger side is your heat exchanger carrying the coolant that is used to regulate the cabin temperature. it is under the dash. Usually what happens is that the condenser (heat exchanger) the drain hose coming thru the firewall inside the engine compartment (passenger side) clogs not letting drain the water removed from the cabin during the AC cooling process. then the water start to bleed thru the joints of the box enclosing the heat exchanger. the solution is to blow or vacuum the protruding drain hose to clear the water path.
Now if the soaking carpet smell like coolant the problem is different.
actually the drain is clogged it somewhat accessible on the firewall behind the engine . the water fills upthe evaporator box and when you go around a corner it dumps on the floor if you remove the drain spout you blow some compressed air in the hole to clear it if it continues you may have to remove the evap and manually clean out the box .
do you have a sun roof, if so start there, because there are two hoses at the back corners of the roof pan that allow water to drain, if they leak, they will soak the rear floorboards, and if not that check the door jam seals.(note that if the plugs on the floor are missing that will be verry hard not to have wet carpet)........let me know?