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TazzyK
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Posted: 06 February 2005 at 18:53 | IP Logged Quote TazzyK

Got into my car this morning and noticed what can only be described as a puddle in the passenger footwell. It rained quite heavy last night and the coolant levels are normal so I've concluded that the water came in from outside. Mopped up the excess water and was about to set off when I noticed the rear seat (passenger side) was also soaking.

I understand from doing a search on here that the front leakage is probably linked to the front drains, but how did my back seat get wet? The windscreen seems to have no leaks, roof lining also seems ok....door seems pretty tight too at the top...

Would appreciate any insights PLEASE!!

Edited by TazzyK on 06 February 2005 at 18:57


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Posted: 06 February 2005 at 19:15 | IP Logged Quote Nayab

Did you scare any passengers recently ? Are you sure its water ?


Seriously though. Is this a sudden occurrence ? If so, then it is unlikey to be bodywork. Also, where are you living ? I don't recall any rain last night.

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Posted: 06 February 2005 at 19:57 | IP Logged Quote Mikey_p_73

hi Tazzy

I get the same problem on mine with the front passenger footwell, never had the problem with the back area.

I only tend to notice it damp after driving in the rain, but never from left standing in the rain. Had mine done under warranty but it started to leak again after a while

If you go to the "Tips" section on the homepage there is a topic about water leaks.......

Seen a few posts about water leaks.... seems a common problem.



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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 00:27 | IP Logged Quote TazzyK

Nayab wrote:
Did you scare any passengers recently ? Are you sure its water ?


Seriously though. Is this a sudden occurrence ? If so, then it is unlikey to be bodywork. Also, where are you living ? I don't recall any rain last night.


LOL Nayab...nah aint scared nobody...yet! And I couldnt tell you if it is a sudden occurence or not cos I've just bought the car (exactly a month ago today!!) and it did rain in Birmingham...not sure how heavy it was though.

Thanx Mikey_P_73, will check out the tips section...yea the back ones real strange cos the floor was ok but the seat was soaked...

Still, whilst I'm checking the tips section, if anyone can shed any further light on this I would appreciate it.

Edited by TazzyK on 07 February 2005 at 00:31


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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 09:27 | IP Logged Quote HERBI

Have a look again. When you first move the car see if any water drips down from under the glove box. Let me know if it does and I'll elaborate.

Or............

have a look under "strange water leak"

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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 09:53 | IP Logged Quote speedywinny

Herbi - know where you are going with this, but how does that explain the back seats?

Can't believe that there are 2 separate problems here.

TazzyK - carried anything 'frozen' home from the shops on the back seat lately? And maybe another 'frozen' groceries bag in the front footwell?

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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 10:52 | IP Logged Quote TazzyK

speedywinny wrote:
TazzyK - carried anything 'frozen' home from the shops on the back seat lately? And maybe another 'frozen' groceries bag in the front footwell?


Hi...No aint done any shopping in it at all. With the back seat, its gotta be coming in (obviously?) from a high point. Windows were shut tight.

Herbie, I did check under the glove box and its was all dry. I haven't got A/C if that helps...I've heard about the condensation from these but there was way too much water for that and the water was clean so it couldnt be from the matrix either.

Baffled? Not more than me!! HELP!

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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 10:59 | IP Logged Quote CJ Romeo

Check the door seals at the back.

Powdered chalk used to be the job for this, dust it over all the (closed!) openings and soak the car, if water gets in, it carries the chalk dust and you can see where it ran in.
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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 11:04 | IP Logged Quote TazzyK

Thanx CJ. Definitely gonna give that a try. Apparently the back door is prone to leaking from the top back corner I read off a link off this site, although I'm not sure how common that is meant to be.

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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 11:31 | IP Logged Quote bonerp

I'd be interested to hear about a fix for the top corner of the back door problem as mine get wet behing the passenger side when I've been through a car wash.

I've pulled in the door catch to see if thats the problem. The seal appears ok.
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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 11:37 | IP Logged Quote hutch

i know it sounds silly, but were the back windows fully up ?
i've had damp seats in the back (oo-er)
the back window had vibrated down over a period of time, just enough to let water through the window seal.
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Posted: 07 February 2005 at 13:27 | IP Logged Quote CJ Romeo

I have found that water leaks on Hutches can usually be solved with 'Wickes garden shed roofing felt'


Dont want the rabbits and guinea pigs getting wet now do we!
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