I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI 3.0L. The passenger side floor is wet in the front and back. Do you know what the problem might be? if it is antifreeze..what is the problem. What is the problem if it is water?
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2001 Chrysler Sebring Question: Passenger side floor wet in both front and back
patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 11, 2011, 20:00Master
If it's antifreeze its a bad sign, the heater core may be leaking! Big job! It is best to look for water leaks when everything is dry. First is the door seal or door, damaged in anyway? I have seen the seat belt having damaged the door seal on many vehicles. Do the doors close flush with body? Ensure the door seal makes good and uniform contact with the door (particularly important if the vehicle has been involved in an accident. You may need to pull back carpets pull back the carpets and sit inside the car (you may need a flashlight) and get a friend with a garden hose to spray water around the door jams to determine if the water is entering the doorway. Then spray water around the windscreen moving around the circumference of the windscreen. Look around the windscreen area and look up from the floor mat area (as best you can) to determine if water is leaking in around the windscreen seal. Is there any rust around the windscreen area or body work? If you have a sun roof there is a drain tube at each corner of the roof to channel away water. A blocked drain may cause water to fall from the sunroof area Water can also come up through the floor pan as you drive through water on the road, if any rubber bung or “seam sealer” has been disturbed or is missing. Remove any debris present in the panel below the windscreen, and ensure any drains for the cowl area there are free and not clogged up or restricted.
ReplyVisitor, March 12, 2011, 06:02
I used a white paper towel to soak the floor and it is definitely water not antifreeze. the doors flush perfectly with the car and it does not appear to have ever had any body damage. I just bought the car used and don't know the history of it. my daughter notice the car had a damp smell that was getting worse, even after we placed air fresheners in. That is when we discovered the floor wet. The car is kept in the garage. It was raining the other day while we were out for a short while...I just don't know. Is it likely there could be a hole under the car somewhere?
Answer #2prubino April 11, 2014, 05:17Rookie
Had same problem. After taking off weather strip, headliner,plastic interior panels, traced the leak to the sunroof right front corner caulk dried out. There is an overflow tray (holds about an ounce of liquid) that leads right to the drain tube. Cold have caulked from the outside/top all along. What fools you is water runs along headliner to the "a" pillar, behind glove compartment,