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Water leak on the passenger rug for 2003 Corolla

Dear Sir,
I have the same "Water leak on the passenger rug" problem with my 2003 Corolla. And I wen to toyota dealer and checked my car, they told me that I have a leak somewhere under windshield and around firewall, and quote me $500 to fix that. That's too much for me, and I'd like to know if the "condensate drain tube" will be the issue for this, how much that cost?
Thank you so much for any assistance you can provide.

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  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    Toyota EdThank you so much for your quick response. I will show your solution to the dealer and see if they can help me out.
    By the way, if this a common problem, will Toyota be responsible for the issue? I have this issue since I own the car at 2003. I do hope they can do something for this customer on this issue.
    thanks!



  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    By the way, what do you mean "If the windshield was never replaced, I would HIGHLY doubt that it is leaking." Do you mean replacing the wiper or the whole windshield. I replaced the wiper last year, but never replaced the whole windshield.

    thanks!


  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    Thank you Sir,
    I will try to check it by myself. But I just realized that I made some mistake on my question. My leak is actually on the driver side and also the seat behind the driver side (the rear seat is worse). So will that be the same issue?



  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    No, I don't have a sunroof.
    Actually, when the car is still in warranty, I had it fixed in a dealer, and I was told that they sealed something around the firewall. But after that I still have the same problem. Just the Driver side and the seat behind the driver side.
    thank you!



  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    Hi Toyota Ed,
    I went to dealer this noon to check that up, and was told that the condensed pipe was not the problem. The technician was nice and told me that it may take hours just to locate the problem, so it could be costly.
    Thank you for your kind response.


  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    I went to 2 deals already, one said there is some leak around windshield and firewall, which I have no clue where that is. They charged $70 already to check it up, and quote for another $500 to seal that.
    The other dealer I went to today couldn't find the problem, and just told me that they could spend hours just try to locate the problem.

    Any suggestion? I think it is a no win game, since even the first dealer couldn't promise to fix it with charging $500 to seal a leak, too bad -:(


  • ezstudio Jan 05, 2009

    Hi Toyota Ed,
    I check the chunk and no water in the spare tire area. thanks!
    I do appreciate all the helps you've offered, and I wish you could have a shop around our area, by any change you living in PA? -:)


  • abernhardt Apr 20, 2009

    any time it rains my passenger rear carpet is soaked. Dealer sprayed it with a power washer and said I must have spilled something. Did you ever get your problem resolved? If so please let me know how The dealership is no help at all, without me paying them some more money.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Do this: Open the trunk, and look to see if there is water under the spare tire.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I would like to know what the actual cause of the problem is, BEFORE you pay to fix it. Thanks.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    It still could be water held in the heater box.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Does you car have a sunroof?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    If the entire windshield was not replaced, I doubt that it will leak. It is what we call "Glued in". Rare for it to leak. Toyota will not fix your issue for free, unfortunately, as your car is out of warranty. I suggest that you follow my directions, check it yourself.

    Save your money. This is an EASY fix.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    GLAD to provide assistance, thanks for the request!



    If the windshield was never replaced, I would HIGHLY doubt that it is leaking.



    The condensate drain tube IS a major cause for water leaks on the pass side. Here is what to do:



    Open the passenger side door, pull back the carpet between the floor and the center console. Look for a black rubber hose that comes from the bottom of the heater box, in front of the center console, and pokes thru the firewall. Have a small container handy, and pull the hose off of the heater box, look to see if water comes out. Catch the water in the container as best you can. IF water comes out of the box, your windshield is NOT the culprit. Then, pull the hose out towards you, from the hole in the firewall, and clean out the obstruction in the hose. Let me know if this helps.

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Had similar problem with 2003 corolla. Water on passenger side floor, primarily in the back. Water only showed up on long drives, in the rain, with a/c on. Checked floor pan drain plugs first. No problem found. Pulled back passenger side front floor carpet and drain hose from a/c was pulled out. Drain hose located behind centre console against firewall immediatly ahead of where passenger left foot would be. Removed front seat and lifted outside edge of carpet to drain water out of jute. Blew out drain hose and and re- inserted. Done.

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Well if you have water or coolant leaking on to the rug in your car, first you must remember that every car has 2 radiators. One for the Engine which is in the front of your car under the hood and one for your heater, which is usually hidden deep behind the dash inside of your car. So if you are leaking fluids on to the rug in the car; Im 90% sure its going to be something dealing with the heater radiator. What you have to do is find out where your heater radiator is on your car and check all the hoses.

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