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Drivers footwell full of water ( not flood damage )

Drivers footwell full of water, cannot trace leak, not flood damage, underneath floor pan still sealed no water leaking out.
Is aircon a problem?

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  • Pompey55 Dec 10, 2008

    I have the same problem. The water looks clean rather than mixed with coolant.
    Where do I find the ac outlet pipe on a 2005 Ford Focus please?

  • Larry Holbrook May 05, 2009

    Headliner is wet whenever it rains and it drips onto the carpet. I know it is in the drivers side windshield corner where it meet the door. Had it in once and it still leaks. The last time it rained the carpet was soaked.

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    Mark Metcalfe Jan 18, 2014

    Were can i find it



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There are drains under the battery box and under the ECU module. When they plug with dirt, pine needles, whatever, the water fills up the space and backs into the vents or wherever it can leak through the firewall and usually ends up in the rear footwell, drivers side. If you don't get on it and maintain those drain holes, it will start to take out the electrical. Gets very expensive for a simple design flaw. The carpet has to come up and thoroughly dried as well. Not much fun and a lot of work.

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Solved my problem with water in the driver footwell. It seems that parking the car on a slop with the boot low can cause this.

The pollen filter issue changed in 2005 when the filter was relocated to behind the centre console inside the car.

I had a new windscreen (due to the garage breaking it), a new front scuttle (no real need) and some sealing of internal joints which may have some affect. Otherwise, best of luck folks. The car still drives really well and for that I am grateful!

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There are two common causes of water in the front footwell on ford focus. Before about 2008 they had a pollen filter located in the engine bay under the front windscreen which if the cover was not put back correctly allows water to drain in. The second is to check the water drasin from the airconditioning unit is correctly fitted to the drain rubber in the foot weel if not it leaks directly into the footwell.

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Check the drain tube outlet on the bottom of the car, that drains the AC. It could have become plugged. If that fails to clear up the problem, then you'll have to check the heater core... But you would be smelling coolant.

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