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Water standing in rear footwell after rain
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
SOURCE: water leak ns rear footwell
I had the same problem on my 2003 Audi.The guy who fixed it told me that he sees alot of Passats with this problem.
The drainage holes underneath the battery get blocked by leaves etc. leading to a build up of water.This then leaks through the heating ducts into the rear footwell.
In my case it wiped out the electronics for the alarm and central locking(£200 for a new one).
Hope this helps you.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
Water leaks are a nightmare. At least in your case, you know what you changed when it started. I believe that this should be your fix. The outer moldings are there to stop leaks and such. When you had the molding replaced, it has not sealed back into place properly, so it has not been blocking all water from coming in. First, I would remove the molding, and try again. Be slower at it, and be sure to have everything flush. If this does not fix your water leak, than simply do it one more time, only this time, use a caulking that is recommended on vehicles, and line the space your molding runs along, so when you put the molding back in, it will seal better. Be sure the caulking you will use does not expand when it dries, or gets wet, and by all mean do not use gorilla glue, that stuff expands as it dries. Also be sure not to use an excessive amount of caulking so as to be sure it does not ooze outward past your molding. By the sounds of it, since your water leak is only on the rear, I would start by doing this with the back only. However, because of the way cars are designed under all of those pretty interior panels, water could be leaking in from the front molding seals, and running backwards towards the rear seating before it runs down to the floor. Of course this would be the obvious fix, however the water leak could have just started after you replaced the molding, this could be just a coincidence, and this may not fix your water leak if the problem is else where. If you cannot find the solution on your own, take your car to a dealership. Dealerships may be more expensive, but they will take care of your problem, and your car. And if they haven't fixed your problem they are obligated to find and fix the issue.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
I have a discovery 3 and I had the same problem with water in the footwell. The problem was blocked drain holes on the sunroof. The water overflows from the sunroof onto the headlining ( which is plastic coated so the water will not come through it) and then ran down the headlining to the "A" pillar. It ran down the back of the "A" pillar trim and then came out of the joint between the trim lower down by the door hinge area.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
SOURCE: water leak into driver footwell
Hi, I've had this problem and spent hours with my Wife watering the front scuttle area with the wipe mechanism removed. I hope at last I've narrowed it down to an area where the brake booster to attached to the firewall. Rather than take it out I've used a cleaning gun on a compressor and fired heaps (and heaps) or black soundproofing tarry solution down around, in and about the right side as you look from the front. Certainly at this stage the water running inside has decreased markedly and I've given it one last blast this morning. I'm optimistic this will cure.
Posted on Jan 11, 2011
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