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#1 teresa

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:20 PM

its raining heavily and the carpet in the drivers footwell is sodden and also in the compartment under the seat.Ive lifted the carpetand it really smells like its been like this for months(only had her 13 weeks) nothing on the passenger side that is bone dry. can this still be caused by scuttle drain blockage.

#2 teresa

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:24 PM

oh and ive just been out to check drains (getting very wet in process ) passenger side is clear drivers side tried to get coathanger down there no chance its too blocked any other way of unblocking it

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:28 PM

Also check the pipe feeding the rear screen washer. There is a join in the footwell area and it's common for it to come apart.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:29 PM

Sorry, ignore me. I see you are on about the driver's side. Washer pipe runs near passenger side.

#5 teresa

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:31 PM

:D thought that just affected passenger side :D but that seems to be working ok but i will check that as well thanks :o :D

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 05:32 PM

see knew i was right :D

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 06:48 PM

do a search sure ive read that you can get to the drains from the wheel arch?

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:10 PM

This maybe of no help at all but I had to take my front indicator off at the weekend (for once an easy job 1 screw thats it)

Whilst I was doing it I noticed a white tube running through the bodywork down to the wheelarch area.

I take it this was the drain tube you are looking for. I reckon you could get to the end of the tube that way. It's a damn site easier than taking the liner off.

Has anyone done it this way?

It would make life a lot easier if it worked. Maybe worth a try.

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Posted 07 March 2006 - 11:50 PM

Drill a hole in the floorpan It lets the water out :( Only joking

#10 teresa

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 05:52 PM

now its stopped raining ive just been out to have a look round taken up carpet in footwell big puddle of water :lol: :lol:
:blink: was thinking of getting me cozzi and having a paddle :lol:
how can i remove the soundproofing without having to remove all carpet and front seats.

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 10:33 PM

Does this help

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#12 teresa

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 09:42 AM

:D dried up most of the water last night only to find more this morning best thing is car is parked in my drive downhill :o
;) now im really confused :D
all windows are firmly closed door seals are in good condition
so how come water in middle of floor

arghhhhh

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 11:00 AM

are all the other carpeted areas dry????could it be water from the rear somehow travelling to the front?

is the car parked under a gutter????

otherwise..i have no idea!

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:03 PM

yep all other carpeted areas are dry no not under gutter but also found out my a/c aint workin turned it on this mornin and more water appeared ;) :o :D

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:23 PM

could the water be getting in from thre front???like the windscreen??

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:28 PM

gonna have another look when this bleedin rain stops. im gonna have to get it sorted im goin away in 4 weeks and need the car

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:31 PM

so its raining..have you tried sitting in the car and just feeling all around the seals and under the dash and around it to see if it is rain water getting in??

#18 teresa

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:37 PM

yep sat in car cant see or feel where its from

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:46 PM

Hmmm.....so yesterday, you got rid of all the water.Now its all back again.

Youve tried the scuttle drains..

what about putting water in the washer bottle and then getting back in the car and turn them on???see if you can feel any water getting in anywhere??and try it for the rear one aswell??

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Posted 09 March 2006 - 02:49 PM

you say car is parked downhill..that is nose first i take it?