Question about BMW Cars & Trucks
The footwell on the drivers side of my BMW Z4 gets very wet . I am wondering if the drain holes are blocked . How do I get at them. Thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: A/C drainage issue
The problem is condensation on the evaporator coil not being caught and drained to the outside. There is a catch-pan under the evaporator coil where condensate should collect, and from that catch pan there is a drain hose leading to underneath the floor pan where it should then drain to the ground.
If that hose has become disconnected, clogged, cracked or pulled from it's exit hole, that water will collect on your floor and cause the problem you have described.
I'd be disappointed in a mechanic who could not solve such a simple and common problem... and I'd be looking for a new one!!!
Hope this sheds some light on the issue and helps you get it resolved. Do not hesitate to ask if you have further questions or to post comments, let us know how it goes, and please be so kind as to rate my advice....
Thanks and good luck!
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
SOURCE: BMW Z3 SPORTS CAR 1998
its the dreaded seat rock syndrome, plenty of fixes on the forums, basically you have to replace spacers in set drive mechanism. I did with the help of a friend after ordring bushes and it was quite easy.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Yes, the plastic caps at the bottom of the footwell, are for drainage. (Don't forget to replace them. You may not be pleased with yourself, if you don't, on a real rainy day!)
Does the water have a real nasty smell, and the inner windshield has a film on the inside? If so, then you have a heater core leak, and it's antifreeze.
If not, your air conditioning drain duct is plugged, and needs to be cleaned out. I also suggest a real weak solution of bleach and water, to be applied in this area, to kill any mildew that might form. (Unless you are allergic to bleach. If so, you may want to try an alternative. Mildew is bad for your respiratory system)
Posted on May 16, 2009
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