06-25-2014, 12:20 PM
Join Date: May 2014
Water issue:think I got this!
So, as you know, I got my 2006 TJ and noticed some water puddling in the passenger side floors....today, finally able to take time to trace where the water was coming from, behind the a/c box...this is what I found in researching.. Also mentions the cowl(surprised? lol)
97 jeep wrangler when running ac passenger side front floor board get wet whats up can anyone help?
The drain passage for the AC Evaporator is plugged. This causes the box under the dash to build up condensation (water) & flood the floor. You need to open up the lower dash & clean out the box & drainhole. If you don't, mold & mildew will grow.
= Jeep Repair - Jeep wrangler a/c =----Expert: Kevin - 9/9/2007
2002 Jeep wrangler A/C works great but constant water drip inside cab on passenger side when A/C operates. Has ruined carpet. in that area. What do i look for?
Get the answer below
AnswerThe drain passage for the AC Evaporator is plugged. This causes the box under the dash to build up condensation (water) & flood the floor. You need to open up the lower dash & clean out the box & drainhole. If you don't, mold & mildew will grow.
THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 24-007-03, DATED
AUGUST 15, 2003, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL
REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDE CHANGES TO
THE TJ MODEL YEARS AND TO THE PART REQUIRED.
HVAC Drain Water Leaks Inside Vehicle And Under Passenger Side Front Carpet
This bulletin involves installing a HVAC drain hose.
2002 (KJ) Liberty (Domestic Market)
2002 (KJ) Cherokee (International Market)
1997 - **2005** (TJ) Wrangler
NOTE: This bulletin applies to LHD Liberty vehicles built prior to August 10, 2001
(MDH 0810XX), and to Wrangler vehicles built prior to March 01, 2005 (MDH
The customer may experience a wet front passenger floor or floor carpet. This condition
may occur due to water (A/C condensate) from the HVAC assembly drain tube. As A/C
condensate leaves the HVAC drain tube, it may run back along the outside of the HVAC
drain tube, enter the passenger compartment, and run under the front floor carpet on the
passenger side. This condition may occur most often while the vehicle is being driven.
Inspect for the source of the water leak. Determine if the passenger side of the front floor
carpet is wet because of air conditioning condensate from the HVAC drain tube. Inspect
the HVAC assembly drain tube for the presence of a drain hose. If a HVAC assembly drain
hose is not present, and the A/C condensate from the drain tube is the cause of the water
leak, then perform the Repair Procedure.
GROUP: Heating & A/C
DATE: February 04, 2005
Qty. Part No. Description
1 55037651AA **Hose, HVAC Drain (KJ)**
1 56000724AB **Hose, HVAC Drain (TJ)**
1 NPN Strap, Tie
1. Inspect the HVAC drain tube. Clean out any debris or other restrictions in the drain.
2. Install a HVAC drain hose onto the HVAC drain tube. Once assembled to the HVAC
drain tube, make sure the open end of the drain hose is facing towards the ground.
3. Install a tie strap around the drain hose to secure the hose to the HVAC drain tube.
NOTE: Inform the customer to regularly inspect the new HVAC drain hose for debris,
especially when off-road driving is performedJEEP PASSENGER SIDE LEAKSBeside the Service Bulletin for the clogged A/C drain, another source of leaks is attributed to the air intake box for the heater/ac. To access, remove the wiper blades and remove 4 screws on cover just aft of the hood. Open the hood and slide the hood seal (on the aft bulkhead) to expose 2 additional screws. Remove the tray and the intake box will be on the passengers side. Remove the 3 screws securing the box and remove. Look down into the intake and you will see water in the box if the foam seal on the cover is leaking. I applied silicone sealant on the foam gasket and a bead around base, as well as covering the screw holes. Re-install the box and secure. Wipe excess silicone to assure a seal around the box. No mores leaks.