Question about Toyota RAV4
You have water intrusion coming in from somewhere, and also check the body drain near the seatbelt mount is not plugged as well. Be aware that even a door seal on that side that does not seal well can allow water to come in at a certain place.
Replace that rusted bolt, use a SS 1 if you can, and use sealant around the bottom of it when you put it on.
Get into you vehicle in the heavy rain, and physically track where the water is coming from, or see if it's splashing up from driving through wet roads etc.
Posted on Sep 16, 2019
SOURCE: wet passenger carpet
It's easy to deadpan that you need to offer dry shoes to people you pick up in the rain, from your description. It could be clearer where the leak is compared to the side panels, etc.
It's pretty easy to test in summer with a nice nozzle; spritz it until what goes on does not drain out, and replace that outer seal with 50-year (silicone tolerates weather and temperature variance well) caulk or whatever is appropriate. It sounds like a wire access along the guttering is open or being splashed. It also sounds like a fair idea to get the car in the air and see that the drain holes in the frame, pan and shielding are not scooping up rain instead of just clear to shed it. Sometimes a bottom coating can come off sidewise....
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Not familiar with the Volvo, but many cars (Toyota, Lexus, Acura, Honda, etc.) have drain holes at the corners of the sun roof assembly. These holes allow water that gets past the sunroof gasket to drain through tubes that carry the water to the bottom of the car, where it exits the car.
These drain holes are prone to clogging. If the Volvo setup is like those cars mentioned, you can see the front drain holes by opening the sunroof and looking closely at the two front corners of the assembly that holds the sunroof. I have used plastic weedeater line to open up these lines. Compressed air can also be used.
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
this is a simple repair many dont know. remove or pull off plastic pillar post cover, seatbelt probably twisted inside. twist it back around so it runs flat and lube slightly with a light lube spray on metal gearing. i had the same problem w mine pk
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
SOURCE: My 1999 Toyota Avalon has
There are 2 'weep' holes where tubes come out of the firewall and sometimes they get plugged. Get some compressed air and blow them out.
Also, inside the vehicle, there is a plastic pan that catches all water that might come down from the evaporator or leak from the outside into the interior of the car when the seal is not good between the firewall and the plastic pan that spans from the left to the right of the car under the dash board.
Get some expanding foam in a can and spray it up against the juncture between the firewall and the plastic water pan. This should seal out the problem if done properly.
Over time, the original foam seal goes bad and can actually flake away.
You mentioned the sunroof. Make sure that all the gaskets and that the sunroof does not leak onto the floor. This can be another source of wetness for your vehicle.
Try testing it by spraying water down from a hose to the top of the vehicle, or dumping a bucket of water all at once on the top of the roof. If it leaks, try using silicon sealant to seal any gaps that may exist in the sunroof.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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