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2009 Mazda 3 found water puddled under floor mat on drivers side, where is it coming from?

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Heater core inside dash asm. pressure test cooling system and check

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Could be condensation from the air conditioner. This normally drains out a tube near the glove box, onto the ground. If this drain tube comes off or is clogged, the water will drain into the interior of the car instead.
Could also be a leak around the windshield, door, or sunroof.
When do you notice it most? Warm humid days, or after a rain or car wash?

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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