Question about 1994 Volvo 940
My drivers side floor is soaking wet. The passenger side floor slightly wet. I have smelled it and it doesn't smell like anything other than water.
Sounds like a leaking heater core or faulty hose connections.
Sniff a tissue after blotting some of the wetness or; it may not sound appetizing, but to check if it is coolant + water, take a clean cloth, blot the wet spot and touch the other side of the cloth to your tongue.
Coolant doesn't have a strong odor unless it is hot but it lends a sweetness to the coolant that is easy to detect. That is why one shouldn't dump coolant on the ground since domestic animals will lap it up.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
Your Heater Core is Bad= Coolant on Pass Floor
If A/C Does NOT blow Cold anymore the Evaperator Core is Leaking
First time I have seen them BOTH go Bad in 30 rs of Bein A Mech/Tech
Posted on May 31, 2009
my 04 did the same thing-my mechanic has a friend at volvo they finally told him the drain on the sunroof clogs up based on the design- they have a repair kit-get it done asap-had to rip my carpets out- they want 500.00 each on the carpets....
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 2005 Volvo
Well, do you suspect rain? If not, a/c water does this. It is remarkably clean, compared to other leaks...Look for little black press on hoses about 1/2 inch in diameter...often dislodged in error by a foot or repair guy.....
This drain comes from the very bottom of the heater box areas...
Posted on Aug 16, 2010
Most likely the sunroof drains are clogged. It happened to mine, the floormats and floors were soaked, especially behind the drivers side. Volvo wanted to charge me $550 to clear them out and dry out the floors. Instead I took it home, rolled down the windows, parked it in the sun and let it dry out. Then I found a mechanic who blew out the drains with compressed air for only $20. He had originally quoted me $50-100, but ended up doing it for less. He said the two back drains are clogged. You can try sticking a small flexible wire down the front two yourself, then pour water down to see if it drains properly out the bottom of the car. When I looked I didn't see the two back sunroof drains, but my mechanic said they were clogged with leaves, you might be able to clear these yourself too. I would have never guessed that it was the sunroof causing this, because you don't see the water leak around the sunroof, you only see the water backing up on the floor. Don't take it to the dealership, it's a simple job and they will rip you off.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
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