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Rain water leak

2003 Toyota Camry
After a heavy rain, the inside carpeting is wet. It is worse in the back, passenger side. It actually forms a puddle. When I remove the plug on the bottom outside of the car, water pours out. The other three passenger areas may be slightly damp. It seems to be worse when the car is parked during a heavy rain rather than moving. No signs of other interior areas like doors or seats getting wet.

I had the windshield replace in Jan 08 and started noticing the leak in March when the rains came. I brought it to the dealer. They thought it was the new windshield. I brought it back to the glass shop, as the work was still under warrenty. The glass shop inspected it and said the leak was coming from somewhere else, not the windshield.

Not sure a leaking windshield could do this. Not sure who to believe. I'd appreciate guidance.

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DKR

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  • karinhunt Jan 16, 2009

    I have a 2004 Camry which has had water entry into the front passenger side for about 4 months since I have been leaving it parked outside. The carpet gets soaked on the outer right edge. I had my windshield replaced a year ago, so wondered about a connection. I had the glass guys test with water spray, and they claim it is not leaking from the windshield. They also removed the cover from the fresh air vent, which they suspected, but it was clean of any debris. They suggested I take the car to a water leak specialist or the dealer. I hate to spend the big bucks to diagnose.

  • Peter Antonelli May 11, 2010

    If the car has a sunroof, make sure the drains are clear

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Yes Ive had this happen to my Toyota corrola and my dodge there are 2 different reasons why this is happening 1 of them it depends on if you have a sun/moon roof if so theres a vent in there so if any water or anything goes in it reroutes it too the outside of the car if its cloggeed water will spill into the car like that and just leave puddles the second thing is if you have it parked outside with trees all around theres vents up on the hood where the windsheild meets the hood they clog up so if you look along the back firewall which is under the hood all the way in the back theres a hole that gets clogged you need to clean that out and the easiest way to do that is get someone with a air compressor and blow air in that holke to push it all out it should fix all your water problems and if you have any questions let me know ill be glad to help, also please rate me.

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