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My 95 aerostar is wet inside even when it is closed up and not driven for weeks. i have sealed the roof racks with silicone still gets very wet all thru.

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Guess you may not have a carport or garage to shelter it in. Sometimes a heater core can put out moisture but you will find antifreeze on a carpet. Ventilation can work both ways to increase or decrease moisture. Kind of like a can sweating inside.

Hard to say what is going on. Sometimes a large open bag of rice can absorb moisture. Most air conditioners can dry the air inside a vehicle.

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SOURCE: 2007 Xterra roof rack

i had the same problem with girlfriends delaer told me when wind test and design them there roof racks are on so i was changing the drag causing the noise. when i put the rack back on the noise stopped

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: rain water leaks from overhead console (No sunroof)

common problem with these roof racks check for loose bolts holding it on also there are inserts pressed into your roof under the roof rack these threaded insrts tend to come loose or get pulled out use silocone sealant around every bolt and insert.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2005 Monte Carlo with a sunroof. For the

I run hydrogen peroxide in my drains every year to keep it clear. The stuff really works. After 15 minutes I do flush it out with water to dilute the acid residue

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: Noticed a wet passenger floorboard

more then likely the a/c drain is not draining, it is located on the passenger side underneath the car. You will need to take a piece of wire or pipe cleaner to unclog the drain, it will becoming through the fire wall a tube or a nipple. Hope this helps tim

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

SOURCE: I have a sun roof and even when closed, when it

Sun roof drains are clogged

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I have a water leak in the back of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.1 ltd 2000, wet carpet with water going in to the spare wheel compartment

Hi Wayne,

I checked for Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for your vehicle to see if there are any "known" problems with water leaks. The only bulletin I found was about the sunroof (if equipped) leaking into the passenger compartment.

Since there are no known problems for leaks in the rear, you will just have to do some diagnosis. Water leaks can be very evasive. They can originate in one place and accumulate water in another place. Here are some tips:

First, check the seals around your rear door and window. If there are any cuts or damage to the seals, this is most likely your problem.

You may need to remove the inner trim pieces from both the door and from the vehicle sides. Then run a hose over the top of the vehicle and over the rear door to see if you can see any water running on the inside. Be sure and look for water coming down from the roof area. Sometimes the mouldings and sealing material along the roof seams will leak. If this is the case, it will run down the inside wall and end up in the spare tire well. If you cannot find it this way, it may be necessary to remove the seats and ALL the inside trim so the headliner can be removed. I have seen roof leaks that are originating near the front that follow the roof reinforcement channel all the way to the rear. There are holes in the roof reinforcement chanel where you can look inside with a mirror and a flashlight (the headliner must be removed for this).

Another likely place for a leak is along the sides of the roof where the roof racks attach (if your Jeep is equipped with them).

If you find a leak in one of the seams, it is best to repair it with some (water-based) tub and tile caulk or (oil or water-based) plumber's dope. It is not recommended that you use silicone based RTV sealer because this contains acids that can cause the sheet metal to corrode and you will end-up with a worse problem in the long run.

I hope this helps you to get it figured out.

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My 1999 Toyota Avalon has a leak that I can't find. When it rains the floor boards on the passenger side are both wet. I have a sun roof so how are the floor boards getting wet and how do I fix it?

There are 2 'weep' holes where tubes come out of the firewall and sometimes they get plugged. Get some compressed air and blow them out.

Also, inside the vehicle, there is a plastic pan that catches all water that might come down from the evaporator or leak from the outside into the interior of the car when the seal is not good between the firewall and the plastic pan that spans from the left to the right of the car under the dash board.

Get some expanding foam in a can and spray it up against the juncture between the firewall and the plastic water pan. This should seal out the problem if done properly.

Over time, the original foam seal goes bad and can actually flake away.

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This is probably the sunroof seal itself, and are stupidly expensive.
Try this as a first shot -
Clean the seal with the roof open fully to remove any moss algae or dampness. Let it dry out properly.
Next, Use a silicone product for tyres to make them look glossy. This is formulated to help rubber retain it's flexibility - and is also an excellent moisture repellant.

You can close the roof while still wet with the stuff. It won't matter.

I did mine last winter when I had a wet drivers seat due to leaks.
No problems since.

If this works for you too, Please rate as Fixya so others may follow. Thanks.

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