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Hot and Wet Passenger Side Floorboard?

I own a 08 XTerra Off Road and recently noticed the passenger side floorboard was unusually hot. I would like to know if this is normal or if something is wrong? Wondering if the heat is from the exhaust? I know when I had a C5 Vette the center console area got hot from the exhaust due to thin insulation. Also, the same area has been damp off and on. Is it possible I'm getting water backed up from the A/C or something else? Or do I simply have a leak somewhere? Thanks.
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i would say you have a leak.... but i do not own a 2nd gen X so i couldn't help you look for the problem....


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I would imagine the heat is from the transfer case or transmission and the dampness is condensation from the AC vents dripping on the floor. Do you notice the dampness after the AC has been blowing cold for a long while? I know it's been hot up in New England a lot lately. How's the humidity been?


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I would imagine the heat is from the transfer case or transmission and the dampness is condensation from the AC vents dripping on the floor. Do you notice the dampness after the AC has been blowing cold for a long while? I know it's been hot up in New England a lot lately. How's the humidity been?


Either that or your heater core is leaking coolant. But you should be able to identify that by smell.
Ok. If the heat is from the transfer case and/or transmission is this something that is normal? I am not getting an overheat light of any kind. As for the dampness....it does not smell like coolant so I highly doubt that's it. It could be condensation from the A/C as I have been using it. However, wouldn't the driver's side be damp as well?

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The exhaust does run underneath the passenger side floor board and even with the heat shield my 07 xterra does get a little warm. I also noticed the my dampness issue was caused from the drainage valve from the AC. The drain water would run along the exiting pipe and circle back into the firewall causing the carpet to become damp after running the AC. I ended up taking a small hose extender to the end of the exiting valve to stop the water from flowing along the pipe back into the firewall. I hope this is clear I can send pictures of the fix if needed.

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