2005 Dodge Caravan wet carpets under glove box

Tiny
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  • 2005 DODGE CARAVAN
Air Conditioning problem
2005 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Automatic 78000 miles

Carpets in front floor board (Both sides) wet, it is water, not coolant, and when I reach under glove box and then up I feel plastic housing of some sort with condensation on it, almost as if my Airconditioner is draining in the car instead of outside?
Housing is wet and cool to the touch, airconditioner works fine, but carpets staying wet. Any ideas? Something I can do myself?
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 6:20 PM

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Tiny
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A cheap fix is possible. The black ac/heater unit has a drain tube sticking out of the box, in the engine compartment, it is a small curved tube, it is found on the right side firewall, so you may have one plugged with dirt, try cleaning iy out. Any technician usually knows about it. And drilling a couple of 1/8th inch holes right through the floor can add a way for the moisture to evaporate. This is a job that is done when the engine is cold. Ouch! Ok
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 8:10 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Just did this fix on our 2003 Grand Caravan. There is a chrysler TSB on this. It affects several model years. Like 2001 to 2006 or so if memory serves. Google has tons of people with this issue.

As the previous poster mentioned, the issue is with the drain tube for A/C condensate, and the seal with the firewall. The seal breaks downa nd the water flow ends up back into the passenger compartment instead of outside on the ground.

I did my own fix mimicing the initial TSB (which has been modified by chrysler with a slightly different fix) in that installed a small piece of 5/8" ID heater hose with a 90 degree bend to point down so it channels the water away and down. As I was told, I had to add some ATV sealer to close up the gaps at the firewall.

So far so good.
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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Thanx SammyDad1 ! Will give it a try!
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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Please be careful, its a hot, tight fit.
Can't just leave it off, the air pushes the moisture back, I am suprised that Chrysler found time to let people know about this. Same since 74.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 9:11 PM

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