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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old 06-07-2009, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger FULL of full of water!!

I heard a "sloshing" sound coming from the right rear footwell, inside the cabin. I took a look and found an inch of water in it!

I immediately checked the other footwells and found them dry.

I took the vehicle in after making an appointment. They kept the vehicle for three days (Tues- Thurs). They stated that the A/C evaporator was not sealed "properly" and that even thought we had not used the A/C for two weeks, that water comes in through the cowl (where air comes in, in front of the windshield, outside the car) and could be making the leak inside the cabin.

The told me they re-sealed the evaporator, (I had water spots all over the INSIDE of the windshield when I picked the car up!!??)

It has now been two weeks and the problem has returned in spades. The front passenger footwell is wet and the rear passenger footwell is FULL of water once again. It smells too.

What can I do? Where is the water coming from? I have NOT been through any standing water, floods etc.

One more item..........they asked me (when I made the appointment) if I had purchased the vehicle from their dealership (I did not). The dealership where I purchased the vehicle has closed its doors and is no longer in business.
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Re: Passenger FULL of full of water!!

check your door seals and under the car for the lack of sealant that is used to seal seams.

The big Ones would be the windshield seal and sun roof.

To check if it has a leak, with the interior cabin fan running on it's highest setting, the fresh air button on, all doors and windows closed, take a glass of water mixed with dish soap and pour on and around the exterior window seal. If it's has a leak it will bubble in that location.

hope that helps you, good luck.

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What Red Ryder said and you could have someone run water from the garden hose over the windshield and doors on the right side of the car while you are inside the car to find the leak.

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You need to check your AC drain. You know when you have the car runing you will always see the water dripping. You need to find where it drains and see if its not blocked. If it is it can cause the water to go into the cabin.

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You need to check your AC drain. You know when you have the car runing you will always see the water dripping. You need to find where it drains and see if its not blocked. If it is it can cause the water to go into the cabin.
Ditto this. I had a car with this very problem and the water would often take awhile to permeate up through the carpet. Although I never had big puddles of water like you are getting, I'd sure check it just to be sure.

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Ditto this. I had a car with this very problem and the water would often take awhile to permeate up through the carpet. Although I never had big puddles of water like you are getting, I'd sure check it just to be sure.

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I was wearing flip flops today while driving and felt a droplets of water fall on the toes of my left foot. I'm hoping its just some condensation from the vents and not anything like I've read here. I can't take anymore bad news from this car!

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I was wearing flip flops today while driving and felt a droplets of water fall on the toes of my left foot. I'm hoping its just some condensation from the vents and not anything like I've read here. I can't take anymore bad news from this car!
One time after a heavy rain, water dripped on my left foot, just when I released the parking brake, this was the only time this happened, and I was parked at a slight downward slope.

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wow Im having the same problem with my 08. puddle of water in the right rear floor board. the car is begining to stink! going to the dealer tomorrow
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did you ever get it fixed
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