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Pool of water behind driver seat

I bought an auctioned Toyota Corolla CE 2005. After the first real downpour of a couple of hours I noted about a half-inch of water in the foot area behind the driver seat. Unable to visually identify leak. Have not yet undertaken any further leak tests. Noted a similar problem reported on your website on Jan 05, 2009, on a Corolla 2003. No definite source found yet on that car. Appreciate suggestions.

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  • yman1149 Jan 16, 2009

    I know much more re above problem. First of all, I still see no reason to retract my observation that more recent Toyota model years are not as solidly and beautifully finished as previous years. That said I must apologize for an earlier claim of mine that the water leak in the left upper corner of the back window resulted from shoddy work of Toyoya --- well, not of Toyota, but of some shop which did repair work in the upper rear back, most likely causing that leak through a tiny hole right next to the window seal. A repair attempt by some back alley reapair shop, which only applied window sealant into the groove between window glass and window metal body, did not plug the leak; the water found a way behind the sealant and dripped down into the inside right next to the sealant wad. I guess I will have to bring the car to a car widow place to renew the upper window seal in toto. More advise: Remove the plastic covers inside and the back bench to retrace the exact origin of a leak. Further, sealants suggest a minimal temperature to be applied; if it is significantly colder, defer the repair. By the way, the car does not have a sun roof (question from fixya).

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More than likely to be either front or rear windscreen, water seeps under carpets to lowest part of floor, if vehicle is a hatch back check the channel at top of door opening is not blocked with leaves or debris as this can cause water to overflow and into vehicle

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