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1997 Olds ** watr leaking into floorboard. By searching all over google- i found a few situations where this car has a "wheel well" problem of throwing water from tire up into wheel well which rots to a degree where it leaks water under back seat then flows down to floor. I recreate the problem by removing back seat-padding-trunk seperator and shooting a hose directly in wheel well with pressure. No obvious holes- just some flaking old metal. How do you solve this ? Is there some type of wheel well cover that can be purchased ?

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No, you would need to replace the well but it sounds like this is not the problem, most of these that rott are visible with a light shining from outside in with trunk carpet removed from the sides, i think your problem may be in the front area. try sparing with a water hose, no pressure hose, spray around windsheild and see if it leaks inside, another thing to check is the heater box drain, theres a small hole coming through firewall that comes from the heater box , this drains water from ac and wtare that gets into box and drains it outside, check that to make sure its not plugged. if you notice the water after it rains then its not the heater box but check it anyway.

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