I have a 1996 neon. When it rains, water runs down the fenderwell, under the seat and pools up on the floorpan. Two years ago the car was stolen and I am certain the body was flexed more than it should have been. I have sealed around the back window and this stopped the flow of water into the trunk. I am in the process of removing the interior of the carin an effort to find the leak. Any ideas?
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it sounds like you have a leaking heater core it either is bad or you have a leak where the hoses attach to the heater core. if the water doesnt have antifreeze in it then maybe your window seal is leaking. hope this helps you . best of luck. have a nice day.
Is the water only in footwell behind driver seat? If yes, then have you checked the weather stripping around rear door (assuming that it is 4 doors)? My brother had the same problem, and behold it was the stripping around the door. If you find that is the cause, standard household weather stripping added to door frame will work well.
check seals around the door and the body where door closes, also check where windshield ends and firewall starts, could be small leak around any hoses or lines that go thru firewall, such as heater hoses and screw holes where parts are attached
the water can travel along surfaces or beams in the car so you cannot tell where it is actually leaking. in my ford windstar water leaked in right over the fuse box. it ran along a cross beam from the passenger side. if it has those plastic strips they use to go in between small gaps in the metal... like along the roof where the roof is and the metal of the sides joins it is likely they are leaking. best to take a garden hose and have someone inside the car with a flashlight on the floor looking for leaks
I'm working on the rear window problem with my car -- the convertible top shop told me about options to replace the window (including the fabric, etc around it) or replacing the entire top (the window unit + outside fabric). I'm now looking into temporary fixes...
Meanwhile -- about the water under the seat -- my drain holes were plugged -- they unplugged them for me -- the water going through the window was carrying debris down and plugged them up -- so check that out so at least water won't sit there. YUCK! I'm tired of bailing.