2000 Nissan Maxima Leak on floorboard

Tiny
TTSCOTT
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 12,000 MILES
My 2000 Maxima's passanger floorboard gets wet from water dripping from what looks like the ac evaporator. It only does it when it rains though. I read where it could be the sunroof clogged and to spray some air to unclog it and I did but it did not seem clogged. Any help appreciated. T Scott.
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 2:55 PM

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Tiny
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Check the drain tube from the drip pan under the evaporator for blockage. It is supposed to catch condensation from the evaporator and run it outside. The tube is typically 3" - 4" long, with a right angle bend, hanging on the front passenger side of the firewall. Squeeze it to open it up. If just a trickle comes out, there will be a wire ring you can squeeze to release the tube from the drain pipe. Gently poke a pencil into the pipe to dislodge the leaves / dirt / mouse nest parts.

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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 3:10 PM
Tiny
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I checked it and it was ok but the water comes from behind it and only rainy weather?
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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 4:34 PM
Tiny
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Well, ... It's obviously your own fault. You must be driving in the rain too much, ... Or making too many right-hand turns! :)

Next I would find a friend to wield a garden hose to spray water onto the car while you watch under the dash. In particular, spray around the windshield and wiper arm pivots, but specifically avoid the sun roof area. If you see water running in, you can rule out the sun roof.

If no water appears, then head to the sun roof. Hopefully you will find the drain tube mispositioned or disconnected.

Also look for a missing seal at the rear of the hood that seals the well between the firewall and windshield. Water that gets in there is supposed to drain to the sides. If the drains are blocked with leaves, water can build up high enough to reach rubber grommets where wire harnesses go through. I suspect you would have noticed that before now.

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Saturday, March 13th, 2010 AT 6:30 PM

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