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2008 Volvo XC90 Question: Lots of fluid accumulated on drivers side floor

 

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Robgmers, 6 Cylinder, Georgetown, TX, January 21, 2010, 18:20
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History: About a month ago was having problems with gear shift not coming out of park. Was told it was fluid damage. $600.00 later was told it was fixed. It was not so they replace a cable. Don't know if this is related but wanted to mention. Had car washed like many times before and next thing I know there is lots of fluid on drivers side floor. Put fans on it dried it out and the next day it was fine. Then drove a lot on the third day and lots of fluid accumulated again on the floor. Any idea what could be causing this problem?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 21, 2010, 19:00
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    I wonder if in the course of repairing/replacing the gear shifter if a rubber gasket was not secured properly or a door seal was not properly secured if the carpets were pealed back to gain access to the gear shifter. 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 on many vehicles. Do the doors close flush with body? Ensure the door seal makes good and uniform contact with the door (particularly important if the vehicle has been involved in an accident. You may need to pull back carpets pull back the carpets and sit inside the car (you may need a flashlight) and get a friend with a garden hose to spray water around the door jams 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 body work? If you have a sun roof there is a drain tube at each corner of the roof to channel away water. A blocked drain may cause water to fall from the sunroof area Water can also come up through the floor pan as you drive through water on the road, if any rubber bung or “seam sealer” has been disturbed or is missing.

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    Visitor, March 30, 2011, 18:25

    the same exact thing happend to me where the gear shift had to be ajusted. when i picked it back up from the deaier (after a huge) rainstorm the sound of water rushing underneath me was intense. After a few days, I returned and was told that it must be the sunroof clogg and it would cost about 1000 tobe fixed.

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    Visitor, April 07, 2011, 09:19

    It ended up being a clogged AC line in my case. Lots of dollars later.

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