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I have a leak on the drivers side of floor board. under carpet it gets really wet not so much on top of carpet. help. I took it to a glass expert. They could not get it to leak at all. There was a little bit of water on the bottom side of door. Have any advice?

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  • sassykitty92 Apr 16, 2009

    I have turn on the ac to defogg my windows. I am supposed to take it to chev. place for them to check out. I will let you know if this takes care of the problem.

  • sassykitty92 Apr 16, 2009

    hi I carried my car to chevrolet place. They did a water test, First they pulled back carpet on driver side and removed cowl. Performed water leak test and found water is coming from windshield. water soaking floorboard underneath. Going to have windshield resealed. I hope this takes care of problem.

  • sassykitty92 Apr 20, 2009

    Had new windsheild put in and leak has stopped. It rain and no water was in floor board. I think the problem has been solved. Thank you for your help.

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Resealing the windshield should solve the problem i like to recommend safe lite auto. if there is no sweet smell in the car then it is the windshield. if it is sweet smell this would be a heater core.thanks for your question!

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I seem like the water is leaking for the cooling coil. Do you notice this leak only when you switch on the AC or it is always there.
Where you able to find the source of the leak?

Let me know ..... Kevin

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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    Legin Varghese Apr 16, 2009

    That is the only way water can come inside the car. I am very sure on that.



    Let me know if you need further assistance .... Kevin



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