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2004 Volkswagen Jetta Question: Water is accumulating under carpets on drivers side of car after rain.

 

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renata, Sunnyvale, CA, December 26, 2012, 18:41
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What is causing the problem? Sunroof and windows are properly closed. Could it be that the drainage pipes got blocked or crimped due to age? I can’t find diagrams on line that will help me clean them.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 27, 2012, 06:32
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    you could have a bad windshield seal or like you say plugged lines.remove frt grill under wiper arms and ck drains

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    renata, December 27, 2012, 09:59
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    Windshield seal looks ok. Any suggestions how to remove the debris from drains?

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    Portola Valley Garage (21 Answers) , Portola Valley, CA - (650) 539-4114
    tramies December 27, 2012, 07:21
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    Cowl drains are plugged....Remove wipers and plastic cowl cover...It is probably packed up with leaves.
    Has the windshield ever been replaced?

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    renata, December 27, 2012, 09:55
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    Windshield is original. I will tray removing wipers and plastic cowl cover. Do you know of a link to schematics to help me do that? Since I am not a mechanic, it would greatly improve my chances of success.

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    tramies, December 27, 2012, 10:08
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    It is easy to do....My repair info does not show how to take it apart
    See http://www.justanswer.com/vw-volkswagen/4wcll-passat-http... Try googling "vw plugged cowl drains:

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