Bit of a wet floor

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Bit of a wet floor

Post by Ady1985 » Sun May 11, 2014 12:44 pm

Another slight problem is only behind my drivers seat in the rear footwell when it's been raining or I wash my car the carpet is soaked but ONLY rear drivers side footwell, it's an estate and everywhere else is dry, any clues or common places to look?
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by Doggy » Sun May 11, 2014 4:26 pm

You may have a loose grommet in the floor - try looking at the footwell area from under the car.
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by GingerMagic » Sun May 11, 2014 5:21 pm

I suspect the door seal.

Put some talc along the rubber seal on the inside of the car, give it a blast with the hose and see if the talc has ran down - should pinpoint a split in the rubber, or at least if the water is getting in this way......

While your door is open, check to see if the 2 drain holes along the bottom of the door are not blocked.
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by Ady1985 » Sun May 11, 2014 8:18 pm

Gromet under car still there and in tact, tomorrow or Tuesdays job is check door seal

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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by blinkinink » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:35 pm

My rear and front drivers side footwells are soaked again.

I did the sunroof front drains which were indeed blocked.....but that had not solved the issue.

Is there a way to clear the rear ones easily?
Or anywhere else it could get into the rear?

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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by shonkers » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:20 pm

Ive got same problem and its doing my head in so annoying im going to try the talc trick

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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by GingerMagic » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:24 pm

My estate had a wet floor in the rear for a day - I thought the kids had spilt a drink at first but it came back after I dried it.

Turned out to be the door seal, hard to tell but there was a trickle running into the car when I opened the door.

Took the seal off my donor car and all fixed.

Maybe you can go to a car-wash, and jump in the back when the machine starts and have a good look for leaks with a torch 8)
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by Ady1985 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:39 pm

Tempted, car is condensing up real bad, already replaced door seal once but will have another look

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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by ZilogJones » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:10 pm

GingerMagic wrote:My estate had a wet floor in the rear for a day - I thought the kids had spilt a drink at first but it came back after I dried it.

Turned out to be the door seal, hard to tell but there was a trickle running into the car when I opened the door.

Took the seal off my donor car and all fixed.

Maybe you can go to a car-wash, and jump in the back when the machine starts and have a good look for leaks with a torch 8)
Which seal did you replace exactly? I'm having the same problem with my saloon when there is heavy rain - it looks like it's leaking out from the bottom of the door card but I'm not entirely sure. The drains in the door seem ok.
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by GingerMagic » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:07 pm

Hi, I changed the seal that runs around the opening, not the one on the door.

I mustard mitt I haven't checked the carpets recently now I don't use the car much but I'm sure its still dry inside... 8)

I believe saloons have a weak spot at the back by the rear lights too - viewtopic.php?f=10&t=14019

Hope this helps.
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by ZilogJones » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:32 am

I must check that out. Was it hard changing the seal?

And thanks for the link. I noticed the boot floor carpet would occasionally be a bit damp around the edges, and then investigated further on Friday to find the spare tyre was quite wet and rusty :( But I believe this is a separate leak to the door.
I take it that hole is the same on D9's?
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Re: Bit of a wet floor

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:15 am

The seal is easy, just gradually pull it free - its a fixed shape so its easy to put back on...

As for the leak on a D9, I couldn't tell you, sorry.
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