Where is the A/C drain of 2008 Chrysler Sebring Sedan?

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Old 08-09-16, 02:57 PM
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Where is the A/C drain of 2008 Chrysler Sebring Sedan?

Water leaks into the passenger side. I did quite some search online, and am reasonably sure it is caused by a plugged drain.
I have opened up everything that I can without having tearing apart the car - the cover beneath the windshield wiper arm, the glove box and the cover beneath it. I got underneath the car. I have not been able to find any drain hose.

Could anyone offer a tip on this?
 
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Old 08-09-16, 03:11 PM
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I don't know exactly where your drain is but it will be outside on the passenger side firewall down fairly low. They can be a bear to find. Even with a service manual they are never usually just sitting there visible. Many can be more easily found by jacking the front right corner up, removing the tire and then removing the inner plastic wheel well.

Use a real bright light and a mirror to look for it.

Sometimes they aren't completely blocked and if you look at the very bottom of the firewall you'll see a water line.
 
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Old 08-09-16, 03:16 PM
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Thanks a lot, PJmax. With your tip in mind, I will look more carefully tomorrow and report back with pictures.
 
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Old 08-09-16, 03:25 PM
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I tried to find an online picture for you. None are really effective.

If you see where the two aluminum refrigerant lines go into the firewall for the A/C ...... it will be pretty much under that.
 
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Everyone of mine has been behind the carpet by the passengers feet on the firewall
 
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Old 08-10-16, 06:28 PM
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Thank you all very much.
Armed with your tips, I believe that I have found it - one of the two in the following picture.
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The big one was clogged as shown in the following picture:
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I am not sure what it is. Based on the clogging stuff, it appears to be a drain pipe for the windshield. I cleaned the big one as following:
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The location is in the middle of the car. It is difficult take a good picture underneath the car. Hope the following helps a little bit:
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I will find out tomorrow whether this has solved the problem. I could hear water flowing when I turned up the fan speed, the car tilted to the passenger side or I was making a left turn.

I will report back. Thank you all again.
 
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Old 08-10-16, 09:46 PM
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When you opened the flap.... did water come out ?
It should start draining immediately.
The larger drain could be for the sunroof.... if you have one.

If the smaller one is for the A/C then you need to try to clean that hose out.
 
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Old 08-11-16, 06:58 PM
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Thanks a lot, Pete.
First, the clog was very wet, but no water flow.
Second, you are spot on. I used a pen to poke the smaller drain, and I barely missed a shower underneath the car. The water, which was quite clean, gushed out of the drain immediately.

I don't understand why there was a lot of water when the A/C was not used. The water issue arose before I used the A/C for the first time this year if I remember it correctly.

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Old 08-11-16, 10:51 PM
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I barely missed a shower underneath the car.
Been there and done that.
Now that you know exactly where the drain is.... you'll know exactly where not to be next time.

Don't forget.... when you use the climate control system in defrost mode.... the A/C is also cycled to dry the air. Some cars cycle the A/C to keep the compressor seals lubed.
 
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Old 08-12-16, 06:27 PM
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Thank you for all the tips, Pete. Have a great weekend!
 
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