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Water all over floorboard

I water leaking into my 5th gen, but no idea where it's coming from. Does anybody have any ideas? I can only find it pooled up behind the passenger side seat, but there's a lot. It seems to only happen when it rains, and the area in front of the passenger I isn't wet. It was at one point, but no longer gets wet.

If you press on the carpet it REALLY pools out. Any ideas on how to clean it out as well?

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Re: Water all over floorboard

My money's on tail light gaskets.
If not that, clogged sunroof drains.

When I had a similar water leak, I took the entire carpet outta the car and let it dry out in the sun for a coupla days, which also dried the inside of the car too.
If it hasn't been leaking too long, you shouldn't hafta worry about any mold or anything, but if there is, clean that accordingly too.

With the carpet outta the car is also the perfect time to clean all those stains that are a PITA to reach/access when its in the car.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

the back carpet isnt wet, but could it still be the tail lights? how would i unclog the sunroof?
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Re: Water all over floorboard

Carried any drunk people lately?
1)Roof drain,
2) tail light gasket,
3)window molding leaking into the door or
4) sunroof gasket,
but your seat would be wet with 1&4.
Like dude said great time to spruce up the entire carpet.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

Go here;

EXT: 4th-Gen Moonroof Dis/Assembly

This is from my 4th gen but I assume the 5th gens have a similar setup.

In images 3-5 you'll see in the corners the sunroof drain tubes that Nick is talking about. Those have my money on them.


As for cleaning it out.. I'd just unbolt the seats, take off the step guards, and pull the carpet up a little to stick some towels underneath to soak it all up.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

I'm agreeing on the sunroof drain and the tail gasket. I've had the same problem and pretty much fixed it. Never had the same problem
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Re: Water all over floorboard

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the back carpet isnt wet, but could it still be the tail lights? how would i unclog the sunroof?


The water is settling in the rear foot wells, and the rear carpet has prolly already dried out from the last time it rained/you hit the brakes hard enough for the water to rush from the trunk into the backseats.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

If its the sunroof drainage - INT: DIY unclog sunroof drainage hoses

But my dollar is on the door seals not sealed quite right.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

the passenger door seal has almost a 1 inch chunk taken out, could this be a problem? pics in a sec....

the entire passenger side is SOAKED, its like a swimming pool in there, but the rear carpet isnt even remotely damp. sigh... im really dreading taking out the carpet, but looks like thats the only way to do it right. ill be taking a bissel spot bot floor cleaner to it while shes out.

edit: also, it has been raining the entire week. so if it was the tails, the rear carpet would be wet now.

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Re: Water all over floorboard

heres the door.


and while im here.... got a couple pics of the whips.



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Re: Water all over floorboard

I had an issue similar to this a while back. It was my A/C system leaking into the floorboard of the passenger side. It would puddle up pretty bad and looked like your pics.

EDIT: I apparently didn't read your initial post well enough where you stated that it only happens when it's raining, so I doubt the issue are related.

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Sweet cars man. But the door seal can't be ruled out good luck.

Edit: I had a similar problem on my old F-150 where the seal was pinched just a little bit, and it leaked when it rained hard so that's why I say the door seal. And I feel you about the rain. I just now got my car pic thread posted cause it wasn't raining when I got up today.

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Re: Water all over floorboard

i thought it was the ac, but where does the water come from? it started happening right after i fixed my AC. what should i look for?
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Re: Water all over floorboard

My problem was a bad heater core that was leaking. After replacing with a new one, I didn't have problems anymore. The drain tube could be clogged as well. I don't really know anything about A/C components so someone else who does could chime in with their 0.02.

But I would rule out leaks around gaskets and moldings first, like the others have suggested.

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EBPludeSH has this problem also. Hopefully he can jump in and help.... I believe it was a hole or something... He had to chip away all the sound deadning to get to it.
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ya, its not the heater core, im not loosing coolant. ill take a hose see if its tail lights/sunroof tomorrow.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

pick up the spare tire cover. if it's dry down there and no rust, your issue has to be the door weather stripping that's torn. why don't you start by replacing the part you already know is damaged...
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i thought it was the ac, but where does the water come from? it started happening right after i fixed my AC. what should i look for?

What'd you do to the AC? Add more freon?
If so, I'd check the level/pressure of the freon. If its low, than you know its leaking inside the car, and that's no bueno. Both for your own health, and fixing it.


You better hope and pray its either the tail lights, sunroof drain, or door seal.
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how do i unclog the passenger sunroof drain?
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The fronts run down to behind the fenders, the rears are behind the bumper cover in back of the wheels. If you wanna get to them that way, just use a long screwdriver or some of those pipe snakes to break up the clog, or if you have your headliner off, pull the tubes off the sunroof bracket and use some compressed air to try to blow out the gunk on the other end.
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Re: Water all over floorboard

Such a common problem on 5th gens, I just used sealant on the taillights and havent had problems since, take your seats out and leave the carpet pulled out for a day to dry it, I used ties to hold each corner up and added bicarb soda and the car smells as good as new.
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The fronts run down to behind the fenders, the rears are behind the bumper cover in back of the wheels. If you wanna get to them that way, just use a long screwdriver or some of those pipe snakes to break up the clog, or if you have your headliner off, pull the tubes off the sunroof bracket and use some compressed air to try to blow out the gunk on the other end.


im trying to ind the simplelest way to unclog it, wether it be taking apart the sunroof or taking the wheels off. is there a walkthrough guide with pictures to it? i am kind of a noob when it comes to car repair.
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