Question about 1997 Toyota Avalon

2 Answers

Water in doors - 1997 Toyota Avalon

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 772 Answers

Rain on the side windows finds its way between the glass and the bottom window seal and drips into the door interior. Along the bottom of the door there are a series of drainage holes to allow such water out. Lie on your back or use a mirror to check that these drainage holes are clear. Use a stick or piece of wire to poke through any crud build up. A sudden egress of water will let you know that you have succeeded in unblocking the holes.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 50 Answers

Sounds like the door drain holes are blocked look under the door u will see holes that are blocked use a air Line or a pick to clean out the holes the water will drain out

Posted on Oct 05, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Water in floorboard,drivers side.Have checked during rain,but no visual leak

I'd try pouring water harshly towards the windshield, (outside, of course). Next, do the same with driver's side door. If this fails, try again with a water hose. Remember, when it's raining, there's much pressure, especially if you're driving. I would really try to get water to leak into vehicle, it would be much easier with a friend's assistance. I hope this helps!

Nov 21, 2015 | 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

There is water leaking inside above my passenger side door when it rains pretty hard?

is the water leak allowing the water to wick up into the headliner or is the headliner getting wet without water coming past the weather stripping around the door?

If it is wicking then fix the weather stripping.
If the water is getting headliner wet with out passing the weather stripping then you have a leaking sun roof.

You can the door seal by sitting in the car while you have some spray water (garden hose) gentle at the frontal and upper door seal.
If not leak there inspect seal of sun roof and real seal with correct type of sealant.

Oct 14, 2014 | 2006 Pontiac Vibe

1 Answer

I have a 2006 chevrolet HHR and i keep getting water in the driver floor board, what's happening?

check that the plastic membrane under the door trim is properly stuck over all the openings in the metal part of the door. This stops the water from running down the window and straight into the door on to the trim and into the car. Under the door outside the door rubber seal are a series of holes to let the water run out side.. They block up and the door becomes like a small container and the water builds up and will flow inside . Clean out with something like a paddle pop stick

Dec 04, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to check Saab 9-3 inner door membrane

`Your door has drain holes on the bottom. Poke a stick up them to make sure they're not plugged. I think you'd hear the water sloshing around if enough were to accumulate to drain into your floor. The membrane is a plastic water shield, glued to the door frame just behind the panel. It just provides a water-tight seal for the electrical switches and connectors in back of the door panel, and to prevent door panel from rotting or getting mold. Water and moisture get into the inside of door from rain on outside of glass. Should drain out the bottom. The membrane just protects back side of door panel and the electrical stuff.
Hope you find where it comes from.

Dec 28, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I have a 1992 Honda Accord and whenever it rains, water leak through the speaker on the passenger side door and make a big puddle on the floor. Also the water leaks into a hole in the floor by the ECU

Not comming from the speaker! Make sure that the rubber door trim aound the door is intact and not damaged. Additionally, check the rubber seal on the outside of the window where it retracts into the door. These are the only 2 ways that water can enter through the passenger door.

Feb 11, 2012 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I keep getting water INSIDE my passenger side back door!! What do I do??!!

Water inside the door is NORMAL. What needs to happen is to OPEN the drains at the base of the door. Water enters around the glass and ABSOLUTELY cannot be stopped, so, alternatively, each and every door on each and every car is designed to accept water inside the door. You may notice a plastic sheet just inside of the door panel.....This keeps the water off of the (damageable) door panel, and directs the water to the bottom of the door.
Normal condition.

May 23, 2011 | 2010 Dodge Journey

2 Answers

I have water on the passenger Floor. I have ExactMats on them that cover the stock mats and they had water standing on them. About 10 cc. I don't see anyware that it might be dripping. the floor is wet...

1. If you have had the windscreen replaced at any time then water can enter through poor re- sealing work at the base of the glass and will find it's way to the floor behind the interior trim panels.

2. Check the rubber seals around the door and around the body work for the door aperture. Water can enter at the bottom of the door and run over the sill scuff plates on to the floor. (Have there been accident repairs to the door?) Also check that the door is sitting correctly in the closed position.

3. Remove the interior trim on the door and check that the plastic liner between the steel door and interior trim is in tact.( It might be advisable to have an experienced person do this for you.) If the liner is loose rather than sealed to the door panel, water build up from inside the door with heavy rain will run past the door trim and on to the floor.

Check the drain holes in the bottom of the doors and make sure that none are blocked or partially blocked up. Otherwise water will build up inside the door panel.

A heavy down pour of rain will test water sealing in any car. I suggest you test for water entry by running a hose for a few minutes over specific areas on the windscreen, on the door glass and around the door perimeter. Have someone sit in the car while you do this to watch for water entry. Test one area at a time and keep water off the area you are not testing as much as possible.

Test 1. The windscreen

Test 2 Run water over the door glass and some will run into the door.

Test 3 Run water around the full perimeter of the door (right on the panel gaps).


Dec 24, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Dakota

4 Answers

Water keeps filling up under passenger seat in rear of car

My 2001 passat did the same thing. my leak was coming from the door panel. Open your door and use a water hose to simulate rain water running against your window. Water should run into door and drain out of several drain holes at the very bottom of your door. Check for water leaking from the bottom of your plastic door panel. The water runs down into the door and leaks through your inner door panel seal causing water to leak inside from the bottom of your door panel and run into the floorboard instead of draining out the water hole in the bottom of your door.

Aug 26, 2009 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

I have a 1993 Landcruiser, there is water in driver side passenger door and I'm sure how the water is getting in the door and it does not appear to being evaporing, now there is water on the floor board on...

Water does enter the door past the window rubber seals. The seals are only designed to keep the water out of the interior. As the water accumulates inside the door, it is supposed to drain out thru holes provided in the bottom of the door panel, on the inside edge. What you have are clogged drain holes in the door. Open the door, and look for some oval looking holes; use a small, thin screwdriver or a piece of stiff wire to defeat the mud or debris thjat is clogging up the drain holes... This will fix your issue.
A FixYa rating (4 blue diamonds) would be greatly appreciated!

Mar 23, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Land Cruiser

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Toyota Avalon Logo

409 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

79865 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides