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Wet Drivers Side Floor

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#1 D4VIE


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 10:16 PM

Hi Folks,

The drivers side floor of my car is very wet under by feet. I do not see any damage to seals or missing gromets etc.

Is this something others have noted and if so what are the likely causes. I will happy check all suggestion.


#2 Bin_Man


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:36 AM

Have you checked the gromet around the steering column? It can detach and that would let in quite a bit of water. There aren't that many places water can get in, so try there first and also check the door seals at sill level.
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:04 PM


1) Rubber door seals - sometimes have a gap in them
2) Door cards - the sticky stuff that holds the foam is known to perish and let water in.
3) As above - the gromet
4) The boot - sounds stupid, but water runs from leaky rear lights, especially if you park on a slope.
5) If no joy it could be a gap in your windscreen seal or bulkhead.

I had this problem, tore up the carpets, underlay, sound insulation and still never found the damn leak. However I blasted a ton of sealant over everything possible and it seems to have solved the problem!
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#4 sdnm123


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Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:03 AM

i had this problem on my mk1 and it turned out to be the weather strip on drivers door was leaking door was filling up with water and running out the bottom in to the floor
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#5 D4VIE


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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:01 AM

Hi Folks,

I had a look at this at the weekend and think i'm closer to solving this one.

with the carpet pulled back and the footwell cover removed i can watch water running down the inside of the car to the floor. To get this to happen i need to pour the water on the windscreen where it passes into a channel at the corner and down behind the wing. Similarly if i pour the water through the plastic vents covering the wiper assemble the water there makes its way naturally behind the wing. This is meant to happen but obviously there is something wrong in that area. Tonight i plan to remove the plastic inner arch cover to see what is actually happening up there. Hopefully it will be obvious what is wrong when i get to see it.


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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

let me know when you find it, cos i have same problem.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:32 PM

Hi mate,

I haven't done anything yet but i did have a look tonight and here is what i saw. Why i removed the inner arch cover everything looks as it should. When you pour some water on the screen etc it makes it's way down the A-pilar and onto the ground. On the A-pilar and Inner wing there are a couple of seems where sections are joined together. I believe it is through these seems that the water is getting in. The water runs right down these and at a couple of places there are possible gaps due to the forming of the sections. It is my intension to put some silicon sealant down these joints on both sides of the car. There is no harm in doing this and i think it is likely to be the cause on my car. You can let me know what you think when you look at your own.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 11:01 AM

i've just done what you said i've put sealant around all the seams so i'll let you know if it has stopped the leaks, thats if it rains cos its been sunny the last couple of days.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

well its rained for a couple of days now, including a very wet trip to sheffield and huddersfield and no water whatsoever has got into the footwell , so the sealant has done the trick. :L :L :L :L :L

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:49 PM

my mk2 estate had the same problem but the leak came from the sunroof drain pipe(black+white pipe haway the lads)the roof interior was damp at the top corner of windscreen and damp floor .just had to re attach the pipe by carefully removing roof interior at corner and sunroof seal hope this helps :driving:
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