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Drivers side water leakage '08 Sedona

Recently we noticed water dripping onto the floor (and drivers feet) from under the dash. I'd not noticed it before but from the condition of the carpet this has probably been going on for a long time. I am sure it's not an evaporator drain problem as A/C has not been in use.

Have others had this problem? Any guidance?

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Heater core.
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I have an 09 Sedona and the heater core is located behind the instrument panel, towards the driver side. See the attached picture.

Check the hoses and the heater core for a leak. This is almost certainly the source of your problem. And unfortunately it's not going to be a cheap fix unless you have a buddy that works on cars. The parts are cheap, it's the labor that jacks up the repair cost because of how much time it will take to take everything a part then put it back together.
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Thanks for the responses but I do not think it is a coolant leak for several reasons:

We know the smell of hot antifreeze and that's not present;

There is no coolant level drop;

We only get the wetness during or after a rainstorm.

So, we think it has to be a leak from the HVAC plenum, or a clogged drain, or....
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same problem I had when my 07 was new. The drain hose for the sun roof is pinched. open sun roof and you can see the hose that drains water from the sun roof channel. It takes excess water and goes down the windshield frame and discharges on the ground. Replace it. good luck!
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This one doesn't have a sunroof. But I am thinking there is some sort of air intake plenum with a drain that could be pinched or clogged?

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