Hear Swooshing water by Glove Compartmen

Tiny
ANTG247
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  • 2007 DODGE CALIBER

whenever I make a left turn I hear water moving on the passenger side by the glove compartment. I don't see any water leaks inside the car, yet!
is there a way to fix this?

thanks in advance
anthony
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 1:27 PM

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Tiny
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Ok do you alway's hear this or just when you turn? Does it matter what direction you turn? Have you checked to see if the coolant is low? Does this have A/C? Get back to me and we will take it from there.
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 4:25 PM
Tiny
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Seems like only when I turn left. I didn't check if the coolant was low. I will do that tonight. Its a 2007 Dodge Caliber with Air Conditioning.
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Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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Ok let me know what you find on the coolant. I would also like you to check the A/C drain on the passenger side of the car at the bottom of the firewall. It will look like a rubber hose coming out of the firewall it will be best seen from under the car should look sort of like the pic below and be in about the same location. Put a screwdriver up in the drain and see if there is any debris in it. It may be that all the condensation is not able to drain when you use the A/C or defrost.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249564_42310295_1.jpg

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
BOJOWILLIAM
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A couple a days after a rain storm, I noticed the the passenger side floor was wet under the passenger floor mat. Is this a simple problem to correct?What could it be?
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello -

Is this the first time after a rain this has happened? Many times when that side is wet it is either because the AC evaporator water tube has come off and the condensation from the AC is leaking inside instead of running outside.

Also, when a heater core is bad, it leaks inside and the passenger floor board gets wet.

You might consider sitting in the car and having someone take the water hose and run it over that side of the car. Start low, like at the bottom corner of the windshield and let it sit there. Give it time. If that doesn't leak then move up higher and wait. Do the same then move it up higher. The person on the inside is watching for water. The only other problem with this is the side panels may have to be removed in case it is running behind them so you can not see the water. Try to feel the carpet to see how high up it is and if it is high, wet just in one area. That will be where it is running down.

You won't know if it is simple until you troubleshoot it to see where it is coming from.

Last there is a technical service bulletin of water leaking in at the head liner but you have to have a sunroof. If you have one and would like this let me know.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WILLIAM HARDY
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Water leaking inside car, only in the passenger side rear floor board nowhere else.I'm thinking it;s running from the outside down the A frame channel onto the rear floor soaking up thru the carpet. Why is it doing this?
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have the same problem with my 2007 RT (and no sun roof) however I am getting so much rain water that the front passenger floor is also getting wet.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TXJOKER
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I have a 2007 RT with sun roof and after some heavy rains last weekend, my rear passenger floorboard and to a lesser extent the front passenger floorboard, was flooded with standing water. After using the shop-vac twice and nearly drying it out, the next morning (no rain during the night) the rear passenger carpet floorboard was soaked with standing water. Again, the shop-vac removed the water and the next day the same thing. I have never had a problem before with any leakage, I have a feeling it's coming from the roof area, pooling, and draining down through the B pillar posts. I sure hope someone can shed some light on this problem.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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I don't know you vehicle

On others

Leaves and debris stop up the drain ports in front of the windshield. Or on either side

Many firewalls are not truly sealed, but have rubber and plastic arranged in a "shingled fashion". When all is well, the water shingles down and drains thru the drain ports

Sometimes the debris is at the very bottom of the port and cannot be seen

A garden hose might let you see the water backing up, even if it doesn't reach the top (it may enter under the shingles low in the drain hole)

Something like a "brazing rod", "clothes hanger", the "plastic thingee" you twirl to close your blinds. Shoved down there, amd "jewged around, while the garden hose water runs might knock it all loose

Even a partial stoppage might allow water under your "shingling" or firewall flaps

Maybe the dang passages/holes were not "engineered" big enough at the factory to let bigger debris fall on thru

If this is your problem. Silicon-ing the edges of precisely cut screen wire/fiber screen wire over the beginnings of the drains might help. After the drains have been completely cleared

When you have a "real vehicle" it comes factory ready for this type of event. Drain holes in the floorboards!

Keep us posted

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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TY88
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Hi,
Just a few days ago my car started making a swishing sound and leaking water on the driver side. I took it in and found out it would cost like $700 just for them to find out what is under my dash. I did some research and found that there is a drain hose that can get clogged but I am unable to find it to verify if it is clogged. I tried looking for diagrams but I can't make heads or tails of what I am suppose to be looking for based on the diagram. If anyone can tell me exactly where the AC drain hose is located on a 2008 Dodge Caliber that would be great.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:07 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Pull back the floor carpet to gain access to the condensation drain tube located on the left side of the vehicle at the right side of the foot well. You're going to see the tube go through the floor panel leading outside. If possible, go under the car where the drain tube would be sticking out from and use compressed air to blow into the hose, this should unclog the tube and the water should start draining freely.
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Monday, July 29th, 2019 AT 12:08 PM (Merged)

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