Chrysler Town & Country water leak inside the van
tcminivan06 Member Posts: 1
edited August 2018 in Chrysler
I have a 2006 Town & Country. Last weekend, I noticed that the rug in the back storage compartment of the minivan was soaking wet. I thought one of the water bottles had exploded. It took a week to dry out the rug. I put everything back in, and noticed today that the rug is wet again, but not as wet as before. The moisture is odorless, clear, and is not sticky--just like water. Does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing it?
I don't have my 2006 anymore to check the drain location, but if you can find it you can use a fish tank "bottle brush" thingy to clean it out.
BTW don't wait too long to dry the carpet out or it won't be odorless and clear too long!
I tried drying it out only to find it "resoaked" agains hortlu after drying. It doesn't appear to be coming from the door or outside of the vehicle. It must be from the underside.
Any advice or help ould be appreciated!
On most vehicles that I've had, the front AC drain tube is right in front of the passenger seat and will flood as you described when it is plugged (notice that it is the location that normally drips when you park the car after using the AC).
You need to find the drain tube and clean it out.
AC Draining Water Inside Cabin
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2003 T&C AC Drain Tube
rrservices is correct. I think most of the water comes around the tube with the notch in it. It always leaks where the condensate drains only leak when plugged. I took the hose repair one step further. I went to Advance Auto and asked them to look for a 5/8" (I think) I.D. hose that comes out 2-3 inches and then makes a 90 degree turn. After a few minutes the guy brought me one (about $6-7). The other thing I do is apply a large bead of silicone to the end of the hose and then shove it on the tube with the slot. Make sure no silicone is on the inside of the hose when you put it on. This seals the hose to the firewall and it won't leak again from here. Put the hose on so the other end is facing towards the ground. Also, if you have a sunroof, you should find and blow those drains out also before the sunroof leaks. Usually there is a drain at each corner and the drain comes out under the vehicle.
One other point I forgot to say. I did put a hoseclamp on the end near the firewall, then add more silicone around the hose to seal.
You could tape off the cowling with plastic and then run a hose along the windshield to try to see if the weather stripping is letting water in. If that seems okay, then run the water into the cowling area.
Oh, if you have a sunroof, that'd be the first place to start. They have drains (tubes) and they can clog up.
And I guess it's just water and not "oily" water that would indicate a coolant leak in the heater core.