Water Leak Due to Plugged AC Drain on Chrysler Sebring

A plugged AC evaporator drain tube can cause a water leak inside the car; usually near the front passenger's feet.

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Average mileage: 98,273 (20,000–930,000)
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2002 Chrysler Sebring150,000
There is water on the floor of the front and back driver side.
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Problem: Water pools in passenger floor board when AC has been running. Solution: OK...My dad and I were able to stop the leak. He has a wrecker so we lifted the front end of the car up off the ground. I went to the local hardware store and got a 12 inch piece of plastic hose (the thick stuff) sorry I don't remember the exact size...and a hose clamp. There is a black plug (for lack of a better word) It is the drain where the water from your ac is supposed to drain out. It comes out of my car (2004 Sebring) on the passenger side. You want the car to be cool as it is hard to get to, and you can get burned trying to get to it. We took that plug off. there was a little metal tube/hose that stuck out. We took and put the plastic hose I purchased and used the hose clamp to hold it on. Note: it was a very snug fit. It has been over a month and no more leaks. Hope this can help you.
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Leaking, passenger side feet, dripping from above and also running into the carpet, noted when A/C running. Not an issue in Colorado...but visiting Louisiana...a MAJOR problem here, sponging out upwards of 2 cups of water from front passenger seat compartment after a 1-2 hour drive, not to mention the wet shows, pant-legs, etc. WHERE exactly is this drainage tube and how do I get to it in order to unblock it, if that might be the problems?????
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2004 Chrysler Sebring135,000
A garage has tryed to fix the problem 2 times but it still gets wet. I'm almost ready to give the car away. No more Chyr. products for me.
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Run the Ac and water run's down the passenger side from under the dash. Floor board is soaked beyong belief. Goes all the way to back seat floor board, car smells of mildew!!!!
I am looking for the drain now
Water on front passenger side floor, caused by AC, mechanic added a short hose at the end and stopped leaking in.
ac drain was plugged, which caused it to leak inside the passenger compartment.
discolored water on passenger floor board ac then stoped blowing cold chrysler wants 1200 to fix it they said the evaporater needs replacement we just had the ac serviced there 3 weeks ago some type of switch needed replacement kinda strange 3 weeks later evaporater needs replacement 6 months ago car got stuck in park neeeded a clip in the shifter replaced then 1 month later needed altenator replaced last month transmission needed replaced now it needs cv axeles replaced and front left brake soleniod All i have to say is these newer chryslers are great cars untill about 60,000 miles then they fall apart anyone thinking of buying one do your homework first look at all the negative reviews on these cars they really do suck
Water accumulation in passenger side front and rear from running a/c in hot, humid weather (our entire summer). Solution: I removed the passenger seat, peeled back the carpet and padding to let the sun dry it out. I also lifted up the noise barrier on firewall side of passenger footwell to dry out. I put the car up on oil change ramps and by hand removed the rubber boot covering the a/c drain (engine side of firewall). I cut a 4 inch length of 5/8 heater hose and slipped it onto the drain tube to extend it. Sat in the car running the air during pouring rain: no leaks! Then I put it back together. Now I can run the a/c in the muggiest weather full blast with no worries! Had the same exact thing happen on another Chrysler product: 2002 Dakota Quad cab. Same fix was needed. Chrysler's engineer who designs a/c drains should be fired, retire, or change careers! This is NOTHING BUT inept design. As for the rest of the car: I live it, just like I loved my Dakota!
AC drain clogged. Makes swooshing sound when turning corners and condensation pours into passanger then drivers side (under the dash). Mechanics cleared our the drain (clogged with pine needles) for $20. Additional problem: AC stops running after 2-3 minutes. Unsure whether it is related. There is a grinding noise from the fan/motor, then all stop.
The same situation. Water leak due to plugged ac drain. It is not fixed yet. Still looking for a shop to take care of it.
when a/c runs the passenger floor board gets soak all the way to the rear floor board. Shop blows out the line every time I get an oil change. The service bulletin issued for this problem is WAY TOO expensive to get done. Been driving it this way for 3 summers and I live in Florida. Every weekend I use a wet vac to soak up the water, about a gallon each time.
2003 Chrysler Sebring100,000
Run The ac long your feet will got wet.
You hear a "shifting sand" noise when turning, which I assume is the junk that somehow gets in to bloke the tube. This leads to the water build up and the wet passenger side carpet. A bad design!!
2004 Chrysler Sebring930,000
Carpet all soaked with water on my drvers side
water leaking into passenger side of car when running ac. I know it is a clogged drain but where is it located?
2007 Chrysler Sebring131,000
Air conditioner freezers around fan and leaks onto floor mats.
2004 Chrysler Sebring103,000
Noticed about a week ago my grocery bags on the floor were all wet, trying to remember what in the world i had spilled on the floor. left for vacation a couple days later and sitting in the passenger seat i could hear the squish getting in. Hubby is gonna check out the ac line.
2004 Chrysler Sebring137,000
1st noticed damp water in foot-well area of driver side. 2nd heard water swooshing noise coming from the rear of passenger sear area. Sounds like a half jug of water being moved around in the back seat when breaking or turning. Curious to know where the water is residing to have it removed. No heat or A/C has been used, however it has been raining in area for two days. Rain should not cause water to actually live in the car.
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