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I have a 2 year old SAAB Sport Combi. After driving through heavy rains, we discovered a big puddle of water on the floorboard behind the passenger seat. Mechanic could not find anything wrong with radiator, the undeside, etc. They are getting ready to strip the carpeting, etc. What could be wrong? Seals on windows appear to be ok.

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Water leaks can be difficult to find, so mechanic may not be at fault. You have to be ready to spend some time on the problem. To find it you are on the right track weith seals but not with radiator. If it only occurs in heavy rain radiator or coolant is not a factor. WEhat you need to do is start at like the rear or front door and check the weather strips. If they all look fine have all windows up in car. Have one person in the car with a flash light. The other person should be outside the car with a water hose. Have the person outside start at a point and spray the car with the hose. While inside person checks for water coming in. This has to be done moving the hose slowly so you can look and find leak. This can take some time thats why you should try to locate leak yourself even if you pay someone to repair it instead of repairing yourself. Finding it can be expensive due to not knowing how long it will take to find.

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