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There are two possible reasons for this. The most likley one is the AC drain tube that sticks out from underneath the passenger side floor boards. This is a black rubber tube made of rubber and has a pinch at the end. You've got to take something like a pencil and clean out any debris(leaves, ferns etc.) and this will allow the condensate from the AC to drain out. Two is you may have a heater core leakage.

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