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sportdakota
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8/07/2002
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01 q/c had truck to dealer 2days ago for problem of finding a puddle of water underpassenger side carpet. dealer said drain was clogged. have had truck back no more then 48hrs and decide to ck under carpet just to make sure and to my surprise the carpet padding was wet again.... i can see the drain under the truck which is located behind the transmission dipstick. although the dealer claims he unclogged it i did myself just to make sure my rigging a smaller tube connected to the end of a wet vac with tape and inserted into the drain hole. didnot get anything out of it but it couldnot hurt... i let the the truck run for approx 15 min and a big puddle formed under the truck like its supposed to i even crawled under neith while truck and a/c was running just to make sure. looks like water coming out of drain is almost being blown out. i did notice however that after shuting of the the truck much less water comes out of the drain. is this normal? although water is draining it appears that the passenger side floor board is getting wet when the a/c off somehow the water is draining back. it appears it is coming from high up on the floor almost were floor and fire wall begin right behind the drain.... has any one else had this problem? what is the fix? what is causing this? truck goes back to dealer aug 7 for 2nd time for this........ sorry so long



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8/07/2002
09:29:05

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Check this previous thread for info:

http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/gen/7317.html




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8/07/2002
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Moday morning I went to the delaer to get the child seat tether straps they lost when resealing the rear window, there were customers lined up complaining about water on passenger floor. Just from what I have been told by the service writer and just overhearing conversations at the service counter on my 3 recent trips there I believe this is a bigger problem than dodge wants to admit.



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8/07/2002
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I also have a 02 cc 4.7 4x4.Due to the replies from everyone I went out to check my rear benchseat and the carpeting around it for water. Well I found what I was looking for. There was about 2 cups of water. The AC appeared to be draining but, not as well as I thought it should be. I took it to the dealership with all your AC drain problem comments. They said they only had 2 previous complaints with the same problem in the past. I thought the water could also be from the 3rd brake light too. Every Wed. they have a private company that comes in to test for vehicle water leaks. They resealed my back window,3rd brake light and pulled out my seats, shampooed the carpet and currently have everything out and drying. As for the AC line,they say they fixed it. I don't know exactly how yet. I will keep you posted once I speak to the service manager. I will still monitor this problem closely and the manager says he is going to put out a service bulletin on the problem. We will see what the future holds.



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8/07/2002
20:20:50

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Check this thread concerning water in the floorboard. I described my problem and fix there:


http://www.dodgedakota.net/boards/gen/7229.html



sportdakota
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8/10/2002
03:02:26

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just got truck back from dealer and the following was done to correct this problem thought i would share this with i case others exp same problem..... water was discovered to be leaking around the inside drain tube seal.. dealer replaced seal part # 4885759aa and placed a piece of strick tube over outside drain tube to create more of angle... so far so good i'll keep checking under map and observing for the next few weeks i hope this is the end of this problem...



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8/10/2002
07:31:53

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Anyone who is having a leak in the cab, is there still water coming out onto the ground?

Out standing in the field (r)

Rick
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8/10/2002
11:07:17

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On my 97 there was water coming out of the drain, but at a reduced rate. Sealed where the drain entered the firewall and placed a 1/2 barbed 90 (plastic lawn sprinkler part "Home Depot")inside the drain pipe. No leaks since fix!

Graphite, you might do this as preventive maint.





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10/24/2002
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I have a 98 Dakota slt, I too also have a problem with water leaking in on my front passenger floor from the rear window. When I took it to the dealer to fix, I was told it would cost $600.00 to fix. Chrysler is willing to go 1/2. I am wondering what type of sattisfaction others have gotten as far as fixing this problem. This is a problem that I have had previously repaired in the past when I first bought the vehicle. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT!!!



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10/24/2002
23:17:55

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im a servie tech for dodge in grand priarie texas. there is a TSB out for this problem but its not in the MDS yet. 01 and 02 Daks dont come with an A/C drain tube on the HVAC housing. the TSB concerns installing a tube, drying the carpet and inspecting the carpet and padding for mold. A drain tube is not a serviceable part through Diamler-Chrysler but the a/c drain tube we use is for a 93-94 Dodge Spirit. Have not had any problems with these tubes and no comeback for water leaks.

mike




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10/24/2002
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Mike, I'm a bit confused by your statement that '01 and '02 Daks don't come with an AC drain tube on the HVAC housing. My '02 has the short drain tube that exits through the firewall, and is visible behind the transmission dipstick. Is this what you're talking about? There is a metal deflector just below the tube, which diverts the water away, so that it doesn't drip directly onto the hot exhaust pipes. I bent this out a little bit, so that it didn't touch the drain tube itself. Why would my '02 Dak have a drain tube, if others do not?

If the newer Daks don't have the drain tube, how is condensation cleared from the housing? How do you mount the drain tube from the older Spirit...location, etc.? Sorry for all the questions, could you clarify them for us? Thanks...P



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10/25/2002
12:26:49

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For the second time I noticed my padding on the passenger side of the truck was wet. It's hard to notice without removing the trim and pulling the carpet up and feeling underneath it. You might be suprised to see yours is wet too.
Anyhow I found about 2 gallons of clear water under my carpet, it ended up being the AC housing drain seal was bad. It allowed water to drain down my firewall and get under the carpet (so you don't actually see any drips). See check your pad on the passenger side often.

The Dealer was familier with the problem, he told me it happens on a lot of Dakotas and Durangos.

Mine had a drain on the outside of the firewall, and it wasn't clogged up, it was seeping through the broken seal. And you can't actually see it leak, so just go to the dealer and have them check out that seal.



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10/25/2002
14:24:48

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I just had the dealer do the old hose fix solution on my 01...we will see what happens..so far it seems to be dry, but I havent run the AC due to the colder weather so, i dont know



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7/06/2003
09:21:28

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Have a 1991 dakota. driver side floor is wet. Since most posts are about the passengers side, was wondering if this also could be a bad air seal. Thanks, Noel



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10/10/2013
18:49:36

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Mine and a friends 97 dodge ram was doing the same thing after running an electric tie to un clog the drain several times to fix this problem an to no avail I just drilled a whole in the floor put down some poly plastic up over the place where it leaks and on down to the front of the seat floor board put the carpet back down wont get wet now good to go I also did my friends it cost was a couple of bucks for the poly plastic. These dodge vehicles seem to be bad about this.This wet carpet thing was making me hot1 save your five are six hundred drill a hole good luck!



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6/14/2018
12:27:23

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I used a 3/4 in. rubber washer used for faucet a
13/16 "O" ring to hold it on went to napa auto parts
auto and found a silicone sealer call ultra copper
good for 700 degrees put that on stoped lek sealer
only sold at napa doesn't take much



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