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#88 of 169 Chrysler Sebring water leak
Aug 12, 2009 (5:22 pm)
2006 Touring Conv. has standing water in passenger side rear foot well. Roof does not leak. Rest of the car is dry, even trunk is dry. I have read several posts about plugs and vents below the door. I believe they mean the rocker panel. I have looked all along the inside and outside of the rocker panel and find it solid ( no holes, vents or slots) What else should i be looking for? Thanks
#89 of 169 Re: Chrysler Sebring water leak [2007leaker]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 12, 2009 (5:43 pm)
The drain holes are in the bottom of the door itself, not the rocker.
#90 of 169 Re: Chrysler Sebring water leak [2007leaker]
Aug 13, 2009 (6:10 am)
I had the exact same issue with my car, and after close inspection, the following was discovered...
There is a drain hose for the air conditioner moisture that is supposed to run to the outside of the firewall. Somehow this hose gets kinked or put in wrong, causing the condensation to run inside the car instead. Even though the front passenger floor board appears to be dry, if you lift up the carpet, you will discover water running underneath it and pooling in the back passenger floorboard. It was a simple warrantied fix for the dealer to make, and a known issue.
#91 of 169 Re: Chrysler Sebring water leak [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 13, 2009 (7:35 pm)
Hi, Thanks for your response, I have ran my hand under the door and do not find any indentiations, holes, slots or plugs. Since the rock panel seam is higher than any water can entry to the car, how can water get into the passenger side rear foot well? Thabks
#92 of 169 Re: Chrysler Sebring water leak [2007leaker]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 13, 2009 (9:38 pm)
I think you have to lie on the ground to see the drain holes under the door.
Water can come from the trunk area (rushes forward as you brake). Also if that passenger door was ever worked on, someone could have ripped out the moisture barrier. (not good).
#93 of 169 Re: Chrysler Sebring water leak [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 17, 2009 (7:06 pm)
there are drain holes in the rocker panels as well . that is where the runoff from the convertible boot drain goes to . the older Chrysler sebrings were notorious for clogging which caused the water to run into the car rather than out. the results could resemble a goldfish pond on the rear floors. the newer ones didn't seem to have this issue as much
#94 of 169 Re: common problems on sebring convertibles [heathsteph]
Aug 22, 2009 (9:13 am)
Yes, this is a common problem. I own a 1998 sebring convertible, and mine got filled with water too. Someone told me to unplug the drainage holes, and the water came pouring out. Now I have my husband use his air compresser to clean out the holes every now and then. I haven't had a problem since.
#95 of 169 Air conditioning drain leaks
Aug 24, 2009 (10:47 am)
My wife's 2001 Sebring leaks condensate water on to the floor on the driver's side when she runs the A/C. My mechanic looked at it and tells me the drain comes out through the firewall behind the engine. He tried to fish a wire up to see if it is clogged but it hit what he thinks is an elbow in the line. He said he couldn't get the wire in any further and of course the car still gets wet when she runs the A/C.
So is there any place to view this hose inside the car?
#96 of 169 Re: Air conditioning drain leaks [tico1447]
Aug 24, 2009 (6:16 pm)
no you can't access the a/c drain from the inside, it is incorporated into the hvac housing which exits through the lower firewall and out into the engine compartment.
Does the a/c drain out of the drain at all? It is possible that the case has a crack in it
this would also drain into the vehicle. but make sure that the plastic outlet does not have a rubber elbow attached to it this to may be plugged up and require removal and cleaning.
#97 of 169 2006 Sebring Convertible rear passenger leak
Sep 05, 2009 (9:40 am)
Glad to find this forum. We've been to the mechanic three times now and have been assured it is not the ac condensation hose. The water only appears in the rear passenger footwell when the ac is or has been running. Since the water could be coincidental to ac use we'll try the unclog/unplug/open the drain fixes found here.