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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:31 am    Post subject: Water leak!!! Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the right spot, but here goes:

Last week I noticed that the rear seat footwell on the drivers side was soaked with water under the floormat. The floor mat itself wasnt wet on top...The one drain plug in the floor is in place, so Im pretty sure Im not kicking water up that way. Well I dried it out with rice overnight and finished it off with a hairdryer. Now its been raining off and on again for the past two days and my carpet is wet AGAIN. I cant see any signs of water entry and the floor mat is dry on top, so wherever the water is coming from, its not leaking from up above. Any suggestions as to where the water may be entering my car?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey my man,

Sorry to hear your having issues man. I am going to just take a stab in the dark on this one and hopefully someone else might have some more good insight. As you already know my deal is more with old iron so bear with me on this one but for me, I if their is mystery water on the floor in front and no good entry point to be found, I am going to venture to guess it might be coming in through somewhere in the windshield lining around the edge of the glass and dripping down from behind the dash wetting the carpet. Have seen that happen on a number of older cars.

Anyways that would be my wild guess. Next......

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is in the rear drivers side...so if somethings leaking its the left rear door, not the drivers front door.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...and the rabbit hole goes deeper! So I pull up the carpet in the left rear footwell, and the actual pan is fairly dry...the carpet up top is wettest more or less in the center of the left rear footwell..and yet there's NOTHING there that could possibly be leaking from that area! So is this some kind of magic water that leaks sideways between the sheetmetal, over the sound deadening part of the carpet and onto the surface of the carpet under the floor mats????
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think your sunroof.
THere's a drains of plastic tube that if it gets plugged will cause gremlin leaks.
I had it in an earlier car - I snaked a piece of wire down the drain tube & cured it.
It's at the back of the sunroof opening...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello PTers, I haven't been on for ages, but since this is a posting from today, Don is most likely correct, he has been around forever. Hi Don!

I never did get another PT, and I hate to jack a thread, but I just had to say HI everyone.

I just know that if you check the sunroof, you will find the leak.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wascally Wabbit!
Hope all is well....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking that the sunroof might be the culprit....thanks guys, Ill check that out tonite...coil of machinists wire in hand....
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, do you park your car facing uphill or is the drivers side lower then the passenger due to road crown?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the hill I park on at my house somewhat leans to the drivers side. But its not a severe angle either way. This leak is a new occurence.

As to the sunroof thing...I couldnt see any drains to the rear of the roof...seems like drains back there wouldnt do much of anything since the roof rakes forward. And again to clarify, the left REAR footwell is the one thats getting damp...the front left one is dry....so something is leaking around the left rear door or inside of it.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a garden hose and a friend. Sit in the back seat while friend gives you a hose job.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been raining lightly all day, and Ive had the carpet peeled back in the rear footwell....and its DRY. This damn leak is MOCKING me, I tell you! Its entirely possible that my stupid ass just didnt close the rear door all the way too...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure as well its the sunroof drain tubes

what ever you do don't use 100 psi to blow them out ..they will blow off ..use a wire or start low say 25 psi to clean them out
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