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Where would water intrusion come from on the driver side of truck?

Water is clear, not coolant, found on the driver side floormat, approx. 1/4 cup, wet under/behind dash but unable to locate its source. have not been able to duplicate the problem with running water or rain.

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Any chance it is connected to the drain for the air conditioner ? Usually a plugged drain will dump water on the passenger side floor.
There may also be a split in a seam in the firewall or cowl where water will seep into the interior over time from a previous rain.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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The condensation drain is plugged in the heater/AC plenum, the drain is under the hood at the very bottom of the firewall on the passenger side.
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maybe theres a pin hole from rust in your fire wall. On my 1993 gran prix it had a pin hole and right by the pin hole in the fir wall there was a little lip in the metal and it would hold water for sometime.

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it is located on the right side of the vehicle very close to the firewall, it is easiest to look under the truck or underhood of the truck lower right side of firewall for a rubber tube about 1-2 inches long, find the tube and squeeze it, dirt wasps like to build nests in there, if crud runs out it should run water when a/c is on, if it is dripping with a/c on it may not be clogged, but look anyway

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Check for a leaking windshield seal. Best way is to pull back carpet and drive thru a car wash, look for leaks near kick panels. also make sure a/c drain is clear, tube located on pass side under heater box

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The crank and cam sensors would be a huge problem - the car wouldn't work if the sensors were at absolute nonfucntion, but you'd have issues if the sensor's issues were intermittent.

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My coolant level is dropping about two cup fulls every couple of months,there is no coolant on ground just a small water drip on garage floor after about middleways underneath engine after driving it.


There are only a few ways coolant can get out of the cooling system.
First check where the hoses connect to the radiator to make sure they are completely dry. Then check directly under radiator to make sure it isn't damp. Sometimes the radiator cap will go bad and allow some coolant to leave. You can replace the radiator cap relatively cheap. The very worst way you can be loosing coolant is thru a blown head gasket. The coolant slowly leaks into the cylinder and is burned. You would have to go to a mechanic to have this verified.

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Water under dashboard passenger floor


If you have a sunroof, that may be your issue. I had a similiar problem when it would rain. After a good rain, water would pour from my front side pillars when making turns, which allowed me to see how water got on the floor.

SOLUTION:
1. Open sunroof, stand up so you can fully see sunroof tracks.
2. In the right/left front corners of the the sunroof tracks are small vent holes (locate them). All sunroofs have these holes in the event of minimal water leakage.
3. Take a 2-3 ft strand of solid wire approx 18ga, insert into vent holes to clear out any type of debris, or build-up. (the dealer wants to charge you $$$ to send your vehicle to another facility to do water test for leakage)
4. Last, take a decent sized squeezable cup filled with hot water (not too hot to hold cup), enough to slowly pour is into sunroof track/vent holes. This will ensure you actually pushed any debris down the vent tubing.
5. If you cleared any build-up from the vent holes, you should see water puddles on the ground, or just have someone watch for leakage near the back of the front wheel well.

Hope it works, I performed this same manuever on my wifes 2009 Jeep Patriot, and filled some corner gaps in the tracking with silicon ($2.89 small tube), when the dealer wanted $150 for leak diagnostics. "Really"

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I just found my floormats and floorboard soaking wet, can you explain?


on the passenger side? if it is the passenger side is your heat exchanger carrying the coolant that is used to regulate the cabin temperature. it is under the dash. Usually what happens is that the condenser (heat exchanger) the drain hose coming thru the firewall inside the engine compartment (passenger side) clogs not letting drain the water removed from the cabin during the AC cooling process. then the water start to bleed thru the joints of the box enclosing the heat exchanger. the solution is to blow or vacuum the protruding drain hose to clear the water path.

Now if the soaking carpet smell like coolant the problem is different.

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Volvo s40 t5 2005, water leak behind the passenger seat


Most likely the sunroof drains are clogged. It happened to mine, the floormats and floors were soaked, especially behind the drivers side. Volvo wanted to charge me $550 to clear them out and dry out the floors. Instead I took it home, rolled down the windows, parked it in the sun and let it dry out. Then I found a mechanic who blew out the drains with compressed air for only $20. He had originally quoted me $50-100, but ended up doing it for less. He said the two back drains are clogged. You can try sticking a small flexible wire down the front two yourself, then pour water down to see if it drains properly out the bottom of the car. When I looked I didn't see the two back sunroof drains, but my mechanic said they were clogged with leaves, you might be able to clear these yourself too. I would have never guessed that it was the sunroof causing this, because you don't see the water leak around the sunroof, you only see the water backing up on the floor. Don't take it to the dealership, it's a simple job and they will rip you off.

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I have a 1990 Ford Festiva that has oil in the coolant. There is no water in the oil and the car runs fine. We replaced the head gasket and the radiator and it still gets oil in the radiator.


it is very hard to get all residue out of coolant, try to flush with water and fill with water and dish liquid about 1/4 cup, run at high idle approx 1500rpm for 20-30mins, and then flush out and try that, if head gaskets and rad was done properly there is no reason for oil in coolant except for left over oil

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Water collects on floor behind driver's seat


Most likely the sunroof drains are clogged. It happened to mine, the floormats and floors were soaked, especially behind the drivers side. Volvo wanted to charge me $550 to clear them out and dry out the floors. Instead I took it home, rolled down the windows, parked it in the sun and let it dry out. Then I found a mechanic who blew out the drains with compressed air for only $20. He had originally quoted me $50-100, but ended up doing it for less. He said the two back drains are clogged. You can try sticking a small flexible wire down the front two yourself, then pour water down to see if it drains properly out the bottom of the car. When I looked I didn't see the two back sunroof drains, but my mechanic said they were clogged with leaves, you might be able to clear these yourself too. I would have never guessed that it was the sunroof causing this, because you don't see the water leak around the sunroof, you only see the water backing up on the floor. Don't take it to the dealership, it's a simple job and they will rip you off.

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I parked my 1997 ford 150 for about 1 month stared it today now my wipers and power window s don't work anymore.


Check for water intrusion into the fuse box on the driver's side to the left of the steering column.

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Mazda Tribute. Water leak under driver's feet. Had similar leak on passenger's side and it was the air-conditioning. Could this be the same?


Generally, water on the passenger side is the A/C drain tube.
Driver side generally means widshield or sun roof seal leak.
Did you wash the Mazda or did it rain prior to puddling?
Before disassembling the windshield seal, test ... with a water hose (Remove floormat and place a towel on newspapers on the driver's side floor).
There is a "smoke" test" that can more accurately find the leak. See if you local AutoZone will rent one (maybe free) to you.

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a/c drain stopped up. I dont know if you get to it. its a little rubber line under the car, approx where the passengers feet will be. sometimes you can get a piece of wire to unclog it, or if you have access to a air comressor, blow some air up into the hose. You will know when you unclog it, a big rush af water will come out.

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With a compression coolant system tester,check the system to see if startsleeking(engine coold)let it be so for a few hours!
Take out plugs and check if is any water inside(if is a big leek it will show you),check inside cabine radiator!

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