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1996 Buick Riviera Question: Water unter the passenger's side carpet.

 

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Gollie, Blanchard, OK, November 02, 2009, 14:18
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Found clear water in the battery well and can feel it under the front & rear passenger's side carpet. The weather has been warm enough for the A/C compresso to be running. Any guesses on the water source.

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    November 02, 2009, 16:43
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    The A/C evaporator drain may be plugged or disconnected. I'm not sure exactly where it is on this vehicle, but you will want to check on that. Peek up under the dashboard, on the right side, on the bottom of the heater box.

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    June 11, 2010, 19:36
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    Hi, Because you said "clear water", we'll rule out a leak in the heater hose. So the
    next obvious "source" could be a leak/tear in the weather-stripping. Not knowing
    where your battery box is....I'm guessing water/rain is getting into the engine
    compartment AND is probably coming in behind the dashboard and traveling
    down to its lowest point (under carpet - passenger side). Pull up the carpet, dry
    everything, then place a couple of dry paper towels on floor.....then use a hose
    or carwash with doors & windows up tight. Look to see where the paper towel
    gets wet 1st...and try to locate any additional wetness! Good Luck! - callhow

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    Visitor, March 30, 2011, 22:20

    hi i have a 1996 buick riviera but water is leaking from the driver side

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