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Old 04-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Sad Water Drivers side

I have a 2003 L300 and found the front drivers side soaked. It does have sunroof. Removed the front carpet and would to remove the rear carpet. Not sure how to remove seat to dry it out. Any ideas where to look a leak. Took a hose and poured it over the front winshield, wheel well and sunroof and did it not see any more water come in.

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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Are you wanting to remove only the driver's seat? Was the driver's seat also soaked? If not, it seems to me that you're leak is not related to the sunroof. My hunch - I'd be suspicious of the heater core leaking.

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Old 04-29-2013, 10:44 AM   #3
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heater core input and ooutput hoses are on the passenger side, normally doesn't get the drivers side floorboard wet.

Drivers side is usually a clogged sunroof drain or corroded heater core.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #4
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Default Re: Water Drivers side - check your AC evaporator drain tube

I have had a problem with water leakage in my 2001 LW300, but the soaking appears on the passenger side floor. Nonetheless, this one is quite easy to check and very easy to solve.

Check if the AC evaporator drain tube is clogged. The evaporator is housed behind the dashboard on the passenger side. Its drain tube (hose) goes through the firewall and hangs down toward the bottom of the engine compartment, where it is intended to drain condensation from the evaporator. The hose becomes clogged readily; I have had to unplug it on two consecutive summers when I began to use my air conditioning. If the hose does become clogged, water vapour condensing around the evaporator backs up and drips on to the floor.

I used a short length of wire to clear dirt from the last inch of drain hose. This is a simple motion, but it did involve some bending and stretching over the right front fender to reach the end of the hose.

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Old 05-25-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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If the seat is wet I'd discount the AC drain, heater core and anything below seat level and start looking at the sunroof and driver's door. There's no real way that water can travel UP to the seat through the metal slide frame unless it's being poured ONTO the seat directly.

As for removing the seat it's easy. Undo the front wiring loom (clips) and undo the torx bolts at the back. Unclip the seat by pushing it back whilst pulling it up and manhandle it into your living room where it can dry out.

When it comes to finding the leak, you'll find some talcum powder over the areas you suspect might be leaking will give you a perfect map of where the water's coming in.

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Default Re: Water Drivers side

Was the car sitting out in the rain for a long time? Not very heavy rain but that went on for many many hours?

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Old 05-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: Water Drivers side

Had same problem
east solution
take two thin wire hangers, straighren them
round off ends with file
on end of one, loose wound sprial not narrow
fcreate a flat tight loop at the connection of the tow hangers should flex easily
wrap joint in electrical tape
straight end tightly set in varible speed drill
slowly slide the hanger into the two front drains at a slow drill speed
move back and forth untill the entire length if both hangers gos through
slowly pull out
be patient and you will clear the clogs in both the front right and left drains.

water has to flow if the drains are clogged it will run along the a pillars the carpet

this worked for me.

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