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Water pouring into 98 passat help needed urgently please

When it rains, especally heavy, its like a swimming pool swilling around the drivers side that i have to bucket out of the car with a beach bucket!!no obvious sign of where its come in from
can someone help a lady in distress please

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    same problem here. my mechs found that the rear passenger door seal was leaking. it took them 3 hours of pouring water over the car to find it. replaced the door seal and so far it is ok.

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The vw Passat are known for this problem, you will usually find a crack on the plastic panel at the bottom of the windscreen, or else this same panel is incorrectly fitted. In this case alot of rain will get in through the pollen filter and through the heater box and lodge in the front footwell.

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