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post #1 of 12 Old 09-02-2010, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Wet carpet - sme help requested

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I discovered wet carpet under my Weathertech floor mat last night. Glad I caught it when I did, I have not removed the mats in months.

The passenger side front carpet was soaked. I did some research & searching on this side and found my options are this:

1. Leaking condensate pipe from the a/c. I've eliminated this. I shop vacuumed the carpet last night & dried it out with a fan overnight in my garage. This morning at worked it poured, and the carpet is soaked again. Did not use a/c.
2. Leaking drain from cowl at base of windshield.
3. Leaking sunroof drain.
4. Leaking door sealing sheet.

Am I missing anything?

I could use some help, if anyone has instructions on how to remove the trim at the right front kick panel, and the trim at the base of the door I would really appreciate it. I don't want to just rip it out and damage something.

Also, where/how does the front cowl/vent drain? And where are the sunroof drains, would those leak into the front or back seat floor area?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


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Ah ha, found some info here on the sunroof drains:

Sunroof drain holes


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i was the guy with the leaking AC

btw, did u just lift the carpet up and put a regular fan to it to help dry it? i resorted to using a heatgun to evaporate the water, lol.

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Sounds like the heater core.
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I used to work in a shop that also installed sunroofs. You could test the drains by opening the sunroof and look for the drain holes on the corner or edges. Poor some water in the hole and see if the water comes out from under your car. The channels all around the inside is made to catch water and act like a home gutter system even when its closed.

For the door seals, you can test by taking a dollar bill and close the door with it sticking out a little. If you can move the dollar bill around easily, the seals need fixing. Test at different spots. The sunroof can have a gap though, they are made to catch the water. At least I think they can.

Here are the instructions on how to remove the kickpanel and door sill. Its the instructions on how to install an alarm but shows you how to remove all the stuff


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Thanks for the replies. Very helpful.

Last night I had a little time, so I ran some weed whacker string down the sunroof drain lines as far as I could. Only could get about to the base of the windshield, then it would not go any more. I then blew it out using my shop vac in reverse, with a piece of fuel line duct taped to the hose. It seemed to be clear.

I pulled up some of the passenger side carpet and pulled out the condenser drain line and shop vac'd that for good measure. It seemed to be clear, and I always have a good puddle underneath when running the a/c. But who knows.

I still need to find how the cowl area drains, and test the door seal sheet. Thanks for the tip on checking the sunroof drains, I will try that.

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Hey Dave,

Did you ever find out the problem? My girlfriend is having the same issue. Wet passenger rear floors. Nothing else gets wet, not seats, or seatbelt, or B-frame or anything. Just the floors. And only when it rains, so it's not an A/C issue.
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No, I have not solved it yet. I did take it to the dealer in the fall and they tried to fix it. At the time they said to fix it they really needed to remove the windshield and seal a seam. They didn't have a replacement windshield in stock so they didn't want to try it just in case they broke it upon removal. But they really weren't positive that would fix it. I haven't taken it back, but it's annoying and I probably will try to get it fixed again come spring.

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Get inside and get someone to run a garden hose outside until you find the spot.

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Wow, it's been almost two years. Thought I'd update this since it appears I finally have it fixed.

I took it in twice to the dealer service department, they couldn't fix it. They directed me to their glass shop, who came out to my office and determined it was not leaking around the windshield seal. They were able to replicate the leak by pouring water down the passenger side A pillar, they just couldn't see where it came into the cabin as it was really high under the dash.

They directed me to the body shop, and after two trips there they fixed it. It ended up being a body seam WAY up under the dash that did not get completely sealed at the factory, it was about 1/4 inch too short. So it was probably leaking from day 1, I just didn't discover it right away. Luckily I caught it when I did as it caused no mold or rust problems. It's nice to have a water tight car again, and not have the carpeting always pulled up.

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sorry to revive this old thread, but I'm having this issue now on an 06 honda accord... I'm taking it to a body shop on Saturday hopefully..

But it only happens when it's raining and the only wet spot is the passenger floor board on the right side near the door...

but it causes the carpet to smell mil-dewy
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