Car leaks water on passenger side on 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230

I notice when i wash my car water leaks on the passenger side under the dash and the carpet will soaked, but the glove department is dry.

by in Copperas Cove, TX on November 11, 2009
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ANSWER by on March 30, 2010
I don't have an answer but a similar problem when it rains on 2003 bmw 325i. Just started and it soaks the floorboards on passenger side but glove compartment dry. Did you figure out what is the issue with your mercedes? I am taking the car to the mechanic this week and will write back what he says but anything you have found out would be helpful. thank you.
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COMMENT by on June 01, 2010
Check the hood of the car in front of the windshield, there is a drainage hole that lets water from the body of the vehicle onto the floor. When this is clogged, the water enters into the car.
COMMENT by on June 13, 2010
I just started having this leak into my car - today, after the rain. same conditions as written. thxs
COMMENT by on September 19, 2010
I have a 1998 c230 that I bought new, and the same problem happened to me as well. There are two things that caused this. One is mud, and the other is a cracked/damaged grommet. From the outside of the car look up into the wheel wells and you will see a plastic inner well liner. There are about five or six plastic nuts that hold each one in place. When I removed mine, I found four or so inches of mud that would not allow any water to drain out. Also, the rubber grommets that keep the water out of the interior compartment had cracked as well. Get the mud out, and replace the cracked grommets. The MB replacement part number is 1109870544. An easy fix! Hope this helps
ANSWER by on September 19, 2010
I have a 1998 c230 that I bought new, and had the same issue. The problem involves two things. One is mud, and the other is a broken/damaged grommet. From the outside of the car, look up into the wheel well. You will see a plastic inner well liner that is held into place with five or six plastic nuts. When I took mine off, I found about four or so inches of mud, and a broken/damaged grommet. The mud stopped the water from draining out of the bottom of the car, and the damaged grommet allowed the water to get into the compartment. Get all the mud out, and replace the grommets on each side. The MB part number is110-987-0544. An easy fix! Hope this helps.
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ANSWER by on November 01, 2010
I had this problem in another make of car and it took the dealer over a month to find it was a crack in the frame that was not connected right, and it was not the fire wall or I would have had a new car. its structual and hard to find but if dealer knows what they are looking for , would help..they paid. if you can proove if they find it it is in the fire wall , they will be in trouble.