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Old 11-02-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Unusual water leak

Or, maybe it isn't even a leak at all?

So yesterday morning I went to grab a beach towel that I keep on the floor back to dry some of the condensation off the inside of the winshield. The towel felt kinda wet but I didn't make much of it, it's been really humid lately so I just thought it soaked up some moisture from the air. Eariler this afternoon though when I went to put it back I noticed the floor mat was pretty wet. I pulled them out (I have two on each side for some reason) and the floor was soaked. It had a squish to it like a towel you're wringing out. My first thought was a leak since it rained pretty hard on Sunday and Monday but that was a few days ago now. After looking around more it just seemed strange. Only the area directly under the mats, on both sides, was wet. Or at least noticeably anyway. I'm currently drying the floor with some towels pressed onto it but I'm still really confused at how this could have happened. Is there a way that this could actually be a leak somewhere and only the floor never dried? I'm not really sure what to do about this beyond drying the floor. This might just be a lot of moisture in the air but I still wanted to make a post about it anyway
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Old 11-02-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Unusual water leak

Well, if your windows were up, and if you had a sunroof, you'd know if that had leaked, the only best guess would be to raise the rear end, examine the underside of both floor pans and determine if both areas are damaged from rust-through or something striking these pans to allow puddles to seep in there.

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:19 AM   #3
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That is exactly what my floor looked like last week when I left the sunroof open overnight and it rained. That doesn't help you much though...

I have no idea what would be leaking in your car to cause so much wetness. If you had a sunroof I'd suspect the rear sunroof drains were disconnected. They run down the back pillars. Do you have a sunroof?

I'd be pulling that carpet out if I were in your position and getting it dried out. It will not dry out quickly in the car especially in the cooler weather. Pulling the carpet is not too hard; don't be intimidated.

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:54 AM   #4
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I'd be pulling that carpet out if I were in your position and getting it dried out. It will not dry out quickly in the car especially in the cooler weather. Pulling the carpet is not too hard; don't be intimidated.
Is there a guide somewhere on how to remove the carpet?

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Old 11-03-2017, 01:27 PM   #5
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So I looked into how to remove the carpet and I'll probably just stick with my towel meathod of getting the water out, it works well enough ant it's still warm enough outside for the rest to air dry (74 today actually)

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IF you have a box fan and can run an extension out, blowing air over it will help (windows open to carry moisture out)

You must have seen that removing carpets = remove both seats, center console, trim etc. Not really that bad, but very time consuming.

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