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The air intakes at the base of the windshield are supposed to direct rain water to drainage ducts in the front door pillars. The ducts can become clogged with leaves and debris. This may be the source of water on the carpet.
And where exactly is this rain coming from? The sun roof? The door seals? Seeping in down in the footwells (soggy carpet)?
Sometimes "rain" can be mistaken for A/C condensate that is not draining due to a plugged condensate drain. If your A/C is running and it's hot and humid out then you should see some water drips on the ground underneath the front area of the vehicle. Let it sit in one location for a few minutes after you come in from driving it. Let it sit for a few minutes with the engine and A/C running. Move the vehicle and look for the telltale wet spots from the condensate drain. If you don't see a wet spot then chances are the drain is plugged. The condensate will back up and drain inside the car ...typically in the passenger footwell and making the carpet wet.
spray WD40 on it, and try to work it into the mechanism with a toothbrush. This is a solvent and a lubricant, it may loosen it up by melting any dirt stuck in there. After an hour wiggle all the moving parts and see it loosens up and can move ok.
Soft roof racks are good if you don't carry your board often because they are easy to put on and take off, but since they aren't totally secured you run the risk of scratching up the roof of your car, while the hard racks are more permanent by attaching to the cars roof crossbars.
Place pads around your cross bars, thread straps over the board and under the bar on the far side and then over the board with the buckle end on top of the near side of the board. Then wrap the other end under the bar and 1 time around on the near side, thread through the buckle and pull tight....repeat.