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Passenger floor gets sopping wet during rain or hosing

If we shoot water from front into firewall on passenger side,water runs in and trickles onto floor or when running water down that side of windshield it starts dripping inside ,but cannot find how its getting in and have no info on disassembly from behind dash to try to find problem. this is on 1997 plymouth voyager-should be same as dodge caravan.

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  • marilyn patterson Nov 15, 2012

    If you have a sunroof, It is coming from the hose that runs into the vehicle it is stopped up.

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You may have a windshield that is leaking due to a small gap in the adhesive that glues the glass to the body. The water will trickle in behind the dash and it can be very difficult if not impossible to pipoint the excact source of the leak. If you can't find it yourself you may need to go to a windshield replacement facility and see if they can help you out. If it turns out that the windshield is leaking you may have to replace it as sometimes they can't be removed without being damaged due to how they are glued in place. Hope this helps out a bit!

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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    Mike Broberg Jan 17, 2011

    I know the previous post is six months old but here is what I found on my '98 Caravan: We were getting rain water on the floor coming in trhough the heater ducting. Whenever we get heavy rain overnight, the next day water would shlosh out of the heater from onside or the other depending on which way you turn. I knew I had a plugged body drain but I couldn't find the stupid thing...after finding it I felt kind of stupid cause it's real easy to get to under the hood. There are two drains for the front cowl, one is directly above the master cylinder, the other one is directly above the alternator. Both were full of pine needles. I pulled the drain tube off. stuck my finger in the hole and viola' all the excess water ran out. To differentiate from a possible windshield leak you could run water into the screen at the base of the windshield and not on the glass itself...or you could just check those drains to see in there is a bunch of water there after a heavy rain. Windshields don't usually spring a leak without some help which is not to say it can't happen but the plugged body drain is more likley and cost you nothing to check/fix

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