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Wet footwells xr3i cabrio

Wet floors no rot anywhere

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Does it smell like antifreeze ?

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

Testimonial: "no just smells damp, I was thinking heater matrix leaking??"

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    tony buttolh Feb 09, 2014

    plus i have no anti freeze in at the moment? lol

  • desmo42
    desmo42 Feb 10, 2014

    What I was referring to was coolant leaking from the heater core. If it is leaking, you will see a drop in the level in your radiator.



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Recently bought a used Ford focus 1.6 sport 2007. Couple days later I find all footwells soaking. Garage can't find where it's coming from as they found no leaks /Broken seals

This can be from a few places, but why the garage say they can't find it?

Hole in the floor at the rear of the wheel arches.

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Missing, faulty or rotted out seals on the windshield

Most likely though, a leaking or split Heater Core, not a lot of people know this, but they are made of plastic. This would also explain why both foot wells are wet as they are often central to the car. The reason the garage can't find it, is because they don't want the job. It often involves removing the console. As there are lots of videos showing how to do it, there I rest my case :>)

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We i cut the defrost on it blows out what seems to antifreeze on the windsheild

hi this sounds like the heater matrix ( this is a small radiator under the dashboard for the heat to the car) may have split, or one of the hose lines has broken, this will cause coolant to be blasted onto the windscreen when turned on..check the floor in the car arround the drivers footwell and passenger footwell to see if it is wet, this is a clear indication that the matrix has blown...hope this helps

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My 07 grand vitari is leaking water in passenger side from dash foot area please advise .thanks

Easy one this, Remove the footwell carpet (Just un-pin it from the poppers and roll it up best you can, hold with tape if needed, you just need to get it clear of the footwell) Then dry the area with a towel. Get some kids waterbased paint (orange is good, shows up better) and coat the entire area (Dont worry it comes off with a wet rag). Let it dry then get a hose and go crazy! hose off the outside area, underneath, anywhere the leak is lightely to originate. Any leak inside the vehicle can be traced via the darkened now wet orange paint! simples!

If its the passenger footwell its almost always from the windscreen seal, Older Vits had a big rubber plug in the floor pan, these sometimes came loose!

If you do narrow it down to the windscreen, a word of caution. Dont try to simply spread mastic over the original seal! the leak will be from underneath this so applying anything on top is just a waste of time! The Guys at autoglass ect replace windscreen seals for a hobby. Next time you see a van driving around have a word with the driver. Most wont refuse a cheeky twenty quid for five mins work! Thats how I got mine fixed!

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2001 New Passat Wagon cranks but will not start. This is a recurring problem and has been in the shop 3 times for the same problem including a VW dealer. Each time, a lot of sensors are disconnected and...

From new the fuel pump relay was replaced as they went faulty causing intermittent starting and on my passat and many out there, there is a common problem with corroded wires in the footwell(passenger side in europe) where the pollen filter allows water to leak in and corroded unprotected wires mainly the central locking and fuel catch/windows and alarm.The wires were only covered with cloth tape and the water allows the crimp weld connections to rot stopping functions as the wires rot apart one by one so worth a check.just lift the passenger carpet(possibly driverside in america) and look for a damp floor the remove the cloth tape and cut&solder rotted joints and use decent insulation tape.Some wires face down and the top looks ok but dont be fooled,check the entire area carefully.

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The floor of our 1999 VW Cabrio gets wet when we run the AC. What's going on?

sounds like a stop up ac drain tube you need to pull back carpet on wet side and look see wile car is running and ac is on
good luk hope you see some sines of water running

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More likely ur floor is rotted. Also VW's have alot of plastic caps in the floor which causes the floor to rot.

Does ur car have a sun roof cause maybe the drain pipes are kinked somehow or clogged with dirt.

Don't see how the aircon can do this and what's an aircon pipe and who told u this??

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