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1996 Chrysler Town & Country Question: leaking under dash when it rains

 

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Johnnyboy, Rockville, VA, June 12, 2009, 10:42
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I have had this van for 9 years. It just started leaking under the dash on the passenger side when it rains. It leaks a lot in a hard rain. It doesn't run in always until you begin driving. Then it pours in. I can fill up a gallon bucket by catching water with a piece of cardboard diverting it into the bucket

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    June 18, 2009, 14:47
     Master

    Your van will need to be water tested to isolate the leak. I sounds like you may have a body seal leaking in the right front wheel well area.

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    May 02, 2010, 06:53
     Enthusiast

    right under the wiper there is screen that not suppose to get clug some time it does with leave so the drain hole get clog open hood loook under it ther should be a Black flex hose it mightt be clog check to make sure it not
    i had the same problum and this was it

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    Visitor, June 12, 2010, 15:17

    Thanks a lot. I posted this last June exactly 1 year today! I got one response and it sounded too expensive, so I kept my bucket in place and dealt with the damp smell. I have driven the van less and less because of this. And today I was cleaning up the interior of the van, vacuuming and spot cleaning the carpet wishing i could find the leak and vwahlah! I get a message from repair pal. It's yours (from May 2) and another one from today and you both say the same thing. I went into the garage, got the cover off around the wipers and there was a clog. Praise the Lord. There was a clog and it was easily cleared. So, I can't wait for a good rain to test it out. Thanks again.

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    Visitor, August 28, 2010, 05:06

    when you fix that clog now you have to fine the hose that run under that to make sure its not alsaw glog

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    Visitor, June 12, 2010, 09:29

    The water drain hole is clogged with debris clean it the problem will go away. clean the area where the windshield wiper motor is located.

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    Visitor, June 12, 2010, 15:19

    Thanks a lot. I posted this last June exactly 1 year today! I got one response and it sounded too expensive, so I kept my bucket in place and dealt with the damp smell. I have driven the van less and less because of this. And today I was cleaning up the interior of the van, vacuuming and spot cleaning the carpet wishing i could find the leak and vwahlah! I get a message from repair pal. It's yours and another one from May 2 and you both say the same thing. I went into the garage, got the cover off around the wipers and there was a clog. Praise the Lord. There was a clog and it was easily cleared. So, I can't wait for a good rain to test it out. Thanks again.

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    August 27, 2010, 21:12
     Enthusiast

    I have a pacifica and the sunroof will do the same,water will run down the pillers and drip on driver or passenger outside leg if drain holes get clogged on slider sunroofs!! thier are 2 drain holes,one on each side.You need to keep them clrear as well.

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