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
Re: water pouring into 98 passat help needed urgently...
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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several qs. What year make and model is the car? Is car level when water fills floor? Does it always happen every time it rains fairly heavily? Is the trunk always dry? Talk to other owners for their experience.
Under the door trim there should be a plastic film stuck to the steel and over all the holes. Water running down the window glass drip straight into the car if this film is damaged or removed. Check the the drain holes onder the door are clear and not blocked with mud and other gunk. There will be 3 holes elongated and about 3/4 " long close to the outer skin. Clean them with a paddle pop stick or similar. Check that the door rubbers are touching and sealing by placing a film of vaseline around the door opening and then close the door . There shoulod be a continuous mark in the vaseline .
Most of the time it's a windshield leak as the roof sould'nt have any holes in it except where the windshield is connected to the car body. Most do it yourselfers aren't experienced enough to remove and reinstall windshields so is best to call around to see who in your area does windshield work and if your in the USA and have Comperhensive insureance the company can remove and install the windsheild and charge your insurance for the work.
did you notice the water after a rain? or was it dry?
the weatherstripping around the door may be damaged. inspect for tears, missing sections, detatched sections, use a garden hose and spray aroun the door seal to see if there are any leaks. also spray around the window to see if that's leaking.
are you sure it's water and not engine coolant? the heater core may be leaking. it is located on the passenger side under the dash. is the coolant low?
Common fault with VW's firstly check the door seal at the bottom and make sure it is not wet inside.
Next place is under the bonnet, just under the windscreen below the wipers you will see a long tray the "skuttle panel" leafs and muck build up in here where the drain plugs are once they get blocked the water starts coming in the car from behind the dash board. You should be able to see the problem visibly and it should be easy to clean.
I had this on a golf about 2mths ago, and a polo a while ago and also on a few passats.
Well, you are on the right path; the rubber seal around the windshield could indeed be deteriorating...what may be happening is the water is coming through the cowling and pooling up on the seal there...as the water sits, the seal deteriorates and eventually you will see water like you are now.
My recommendation to you is to take your Edge to a shop and ask them to look for a leak at the bottom seal of the windshield.
If this only occurs during heavy rain you have a problem with the drains around the bulkhead. Alternatively the heater matrix could be leaking. Check to make sure you are not loosing coolant from the engine. If you find you are constantly topping up the coolant then heater matrix is suspect.
I don't think it has anything to do with the sunroof. I think you have a leak either around the windshield or under the cowl where the wipers are attached. If it's in the cowl area probably over the blower motor housing on the right and the water is following the vent system to the drivers side. Please let me know how you made out.
I have a 2001 VW New Passat and I found a little black piece sticking out on the driver side.... open the door and just above the top door hinge there is a little black piece sticking out right there... it should feel a bit soft to the touch (at least mine did anyways)... I squeezed it and a BUNCH of nasty slimy water came gushing out.. come to find out this is a drain tube that gets clogged up easily. Just squeeze it with your fingers and see if that lets the water out.