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Old 05-12-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Damp/Wet only under passenger side floor mats?

Ey! I was cleaning my Jeep up and removed my qTec rubber floor liners, and felt the rug. Driver side is bone dry. Passenger is soaked . I figured the rubber added to some sort of condensation, but we have not had any real rain in a few days. My jeep does not leak, I've done the powder test, but I can't figure out why the rug under my rubber mats are soaked only on passenger side. Anyone have any ideas/suggestion?

FYI, it is an 08.

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You been using the a/c or defroster at all? Could be a plugged up condensate drain.

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Know what, my wife did take it today, and she always has the air on (WHY! ) , I'll see what it's like after I take it tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion
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Good luck!! Keep us posted.
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:38 PM   #5
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do the powder test again, at the door bottom inside. mine leaks at the top but runs down the seal and goes over the door opening right below the hinges can watch it in a downpour sitting in the drivers side. Qtec mats help it to stay wet longer.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:54 AM   #6
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What is the powder test (googled but couldn't find it)?
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:05 AM   #7
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Does it feel like regular water or does it have a thin greasy feeling like antifreeze.
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Let me go check. I think it's water, no smell to it from when I first discovered it, but let me verify. I was drinking good beer that day. God I hope I didn't urinate on the jeep. Lol, jk.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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I just put up links to a bunch of threads on passenger side leaks here.

Very, very common. It seems there are a few possible causes.

I glanced at the door seals and the like, but when I didn't see anything obviously out of place I just pulled out my passenger side carpet and sprayed plasti-dip on the floor. After a big rain I just wipe it out with a paper towel. Problem solved.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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Quick update.

It's the AC.

I have been driving the Jeep for the last few days with lots of rain, it's bone dry under the rubber Qtec mat.

I let my wife drive it today to work and the passenger floor is wet- she loves her AC cranked up to 11, damn her. It was hot out and not a drop of rain out here in PA.

So what can I do? Is this worth a service visit while I have my ext warranty?
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Trade the wife in for a rental?

Ok, Im joking and that wasnt nice.

I'm gonna watch this thread as my Jeep is doing the same thing.
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Trade the wife in for a rental?
funny guy! Definitely interested to hear more about this and how it happened
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You been using the a/c or defroster at all? Could be a plugged up condensate drain.
Spro12JK, is that a big problem for the common man or is this a dealer visit. I think you might be onto something.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:42 PM   #14
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So what can I do? Is this worth a service visit while I have my ext warranty?
Sure, why not?

That said, I'm pretty sure I've seen this problem mentioned elsewhere here--something about a clogged or misdirected drain pipe for the AC condensation. I recall it being fixed too . . . I think at home DIY style.

Make sure you spend some quality time searching. It's always best to already know the answer.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:30 AM   #15
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Spro12JK, is that a big problem for the common man or is this a dealer visit. I think you might be onto something.
Usually it's just a plugged up drain line which is usually a pretty easy fix but if you have the ext warranty take it to the dealer and have them figure it out.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #16
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Same thing happened me on my 2010....needed the door seal replaced. Leave the floor mat out and use a shop vac to suck up all the water. Leave the mat out for a couple days later to make sure it is 100% dry. If the door seal isn't replaced then it will leak again. Might be something different, but sounds exactly what happened to me.
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I have a 2010 wrangler with only 5000 miles on it and it smells like mildew and the passenger side floor is wet under the mat I took the carpet up and it looks like a patch was put down and painted the same color of the jeep
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I just took it to the dodge dealership and they told me they checked it for a leak and could not find one but the floor was still wet
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:33 PM   #19
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A/C condensor tubes get clogged up with leaves, spider webs, and anything else that can make its way into the tube. Some vehicles are easy to clean out and some are a pain. A Chilton manual should show it.
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I have a 2010 wrangler with only 5000 miles on it and it smells like mildew and the passenger side floor is wet under the mat I took the carpet up and it looks like a patch was put down and painted the same color of the jeep
Did it look like a bunch of caulking? That's the heat shield/sound deadener. It's under the carpet in several spots.

When folks remove their carpets and bedline the interior, it's usually preferred to hack it out--it's a pain. When my carpets started showing dampness after rains, that's what I did. Now I just shake out a damp all rubber floor mat or towel out a bit of water after a hard rain and it's good. No carpet. Much better.
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I just took it to the dodge dealership and they told me they checked it for a leak and could not find one but the floor was still wet
Are you running the air conditioning? Do you drive in a humid area? What distance do you typically drive in one trip one way to work/school/etc.?
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No carpet. Much better.
Hear, hear!
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The other possibility is that a heater hose is leaking coolant. Touch the liquid and if it feels 'slimy' or like a thin oil when rubbed between your fingers, it is a likely coolant leak.
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Both of our 2012 jk and jku do it... I bought mine 2 weeks ago and noticed it 2 days later.. Have not had time to go by the dealership to them to give me some bs story as to what it is..
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Another vote for the condesate drain. It should be visible on the firewall from underneath. You can usually clear them out temporarily with a piece of wire, but once all of that crap is in there it will plug again. This is a good reason to install the HVAC filters from the auto air system. $6 to prevent this is a good investement.
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I just bought a 2013 jeep Wrangler 4 months ago and I just noticed mine was doing the same thing. I went fishing this weekend and I blasted the AC all the way home. Was going to clean my jeep when I noticed it was wet in the driver and passenger side. I am calling Jeep Dealership on Monday I will let you know what happend.

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