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Old 02-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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I have water pooling in the back foot area of the drivers side. carpet seats etc are not getting wet.

so I took out the seats and carpet and hosed the car and water is actually coming out of the floor. yeah I know it sounds strange. but where the seat mounts water is coming out from the gap where the seat mount area is welded to the floor. and goes to the hand break area then to the back. when you hose the car it doesn't immediately leak into the car but after a couple of minutes water starts coming out of the floor area.

the only possible was is that the frame or unibody is gettign filled with water and coming up sounds so strange.

anyone have any ideas how I can fix this. i'm getting like a litre of water in the back after it rains all day.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:28 PM
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in the third pic you can see the water coming out from the floor where the seat mounts......

here is a picture I edited to show where the water is coming out from.

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:09 PM
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I'd pour water inside the car and look outside and see where it comes out. Hell, it's already, wet, right? At least that will eliminate anything below the floor sill. After that, I'd try a smoke bomb with the doors closed and put an air hose inside at low pressure to see where the smoke comes out. If you don't have access to a smoke bomb :-p, then maybe you can have someone who likes cigars sit inside with a good Havana.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by mytrplseven View Post
I'd pour water inside the car.
Pour water thats a terrible idea..... Use a power washer instead
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:55 PM
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yeah I don't think I want to fill the interior of my car with water lol. i'm thinking water must be getting into the "frame" and not draining out and coming up the floor. sounds so strange. but i've had this leak for so long and it rains pretty much everyday here so I have to empty out water everyday.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:44 AM
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What you should do is have someone sit inside watching for the water to appear, while you systematically douse one small area at a time from outside.

Start with the sunroof, and take the roof out and just squirt a stream into each of the 4 drain holes individually. If you leave the roof on, the water will just spill all over the rest of the car.

Good luck! I hate interior leaks.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:50 AM
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If it were me, I'd check the usual suspects first of course

sunroof drains, battery tray, fuse tray, etc.

Then check your seals: door scraper, sunroof seal on body, etc.

Maybe, just maybe...(sounds crazy). The rear window is leaking?!

Pull your a-pillar trim on the drivers side and make sure your sunroof hose is even connected.
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:39 AM
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id check the window seals or sunroof drain.
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:41 AM
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I was actually sitting in teh car with the seat and carpet out with someone hosing it and it just looked like water coming out from the floor like the pic shows.

i'll check sunroof drains anyways. I am pretty sure they are okay. I cleaned them good a few years ago and sunroof seals are new. also rear seat and front seats are dry.

the water is not coming from under the dash also like I thought so it's not the fuse box area.

it's also not the rear quarter windows. these were in fact leaking some years ago and they would soak my rear seats.


like I said water is actually coming up from the floor.
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:39 AM
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I would try to wet different places one at a time and wait to see if water comes up to do a process of elimination. First sunroof, then windows, then front windshield, etc. This way you can narrow it down without having to guess.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:18 AM
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This is bizarre.

Isn't there door drains? I remember reading about something bout that.

process of elimination man, it's gotta be something.

and sunroof drains, or...well, any drains for that matter should be looked at often.

I'm always fighting with the front drains due to crappy neighbor trees,. lol!

where are you pouring this water (or your friend is) when you're sitting in it? That tid bit of info would help.

Also, do the paper towl trick. Put paper towels around every seal and entry point, and pour. (this is kinda like the rear hatch seal trick)
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