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1998 Honda Civic Question: Front Passengerside Floor well soaking wett

 

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CHAD_2, Lake Charles, LA, January 15, 2009, 11:59
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My floor well on the passengerside is soaked after it rains . I have looked at ac drain and had it fixed . When I run water on the window I can see it drip from the seal . need help it has to be something more than the ac drain

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    hemicuda January 15, 2009, 12:12
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    Have you ever had the windshield replaced and does this car have a sunroof?

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    CHAD_2, January 15, 2009, 15:51
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    yes i had it replaced it 7 years ago . and i dont have a sunroof

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 15, 2009, 19:35
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    It is best to look for water leaks when everything is dry. First is the door seal or door, damaged in anyway? (I have seen the seat belt having damaged the door seal.) Does the door close flush with body? Ensure the door seal makes good and uniform contact with the door, pull back the carpet in the passenger's foot well. Sit in the passenger seat ( you may need a flashlight) get a friend with a garden hose to spray water around the passenger door jam to determine if the water is entering the doorway. Then spray water around the windscreen moving around the circumference of the windscreen. look around the windscreen area and look up from the floor mat area (as best you can)to determine if water is leaking in around the windscreen seal. Is there any rust around the windscreen area or is or a blocked drain? If you determine water is definitely coming past the door seal, clean and dry the seal and door jam, try smearing the seal with a smear of Vaseline (petroleum jelly) and retest with water from a garden hose. A final thought could water be coming up through the floor pan as you drive through water on the road?

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    joea2001 August 02, 2009, 15:46
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    If you have a sunroof then there is a leak in the drain tube from the sunroof. The tube can get disconnected where it runs near the foot well. Its a rather large tube that is under the kick panel. You can open the sunroof and slowly pour water onto the ruber part to check if it empties into the car. I had the same problem and it took me a long time to figure it out. There are also small drain holes you will see when you open the sunroof. oSee if you ban blow them out with compressed air or send a stiff wire thru it to make sure its not clogged. Good Luck. Hope this helps

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