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#1 Nick F

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:37 PM

I own a ford fiesta ghia on an s-plate and i beleave it has devloped an internal water leak!!
I live in ashford kent and we had a lot of heavy rain on saturday (6th) sept. and noticed a fair bit of water in the drivers footwell!!
I peeled back my carpet mat and then the main vehicle carpet and found very wet spots on the insulation which covers the main car body! but was bone dry under the pedals which suggested to me that it could not be the windscreen seal or this would be wet too!!
it cannot be from my feet as the main car carpet was bone dry on top, but wet underneath. and i know for a fact that not a lot of water got in the footwell even though i was in and out of the car serveral times
Has anyone else had this problem?? if so any suggestions or if not any ideas

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:39 PM

Are there holes in the floor that are filled with stoppers? One of these may have come out causing water to get in?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:42 PM

Are there holes in the floor that are filled with stoppers? One of these may have come out causing water to get in?



hey thanks for your reply.
from what i can see "no" but ill have another look. i was driving in the heavy rain as i was working could it possibley be coming in from elsewhere or underneath elsewhere

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:47 PM

The stoppers i am on about are underneath the carpet thats what makes me think it may be one of them.

May be leaking in from the door seal at the bottom but i cant see this happening to be honest.

It's not a sunroof leak (if you have one) is it?

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:49 PM

The stoppers i am on about are underneath the carpet thats what makes me think it may be one of them.

May be leaking in from the door seal at the bottom but i cant see this happening to be honest.

It's not a sunroof leak (if you have one) is it?


hey dude. i dont think its the sunroof there was a tiny bit of water at the back of the n/s/f footwell too but only like the size of a "pea" but thats it nothing else

i dont know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 06:59 PM

Eeeerrrmmm interesting...... are you sure noone has wee'd on your footwell as a joke :lol:

Or you have mice and then made a swimming pool!

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:02 PM

Eeeerrrmmm interesting...... are you sure noone has wee'd on your footwell as a joke :lol:

Or you have mice and then made a swimming pool!


lol if i water test it with a watering can over the entire front end and it is still bone dry then it must be coming up from underneath whilst driving. as it has been fine in the rain for over a year unless it was just becoz it was well heavy at da wend????

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 07:10 PM

Its worth a try, but there still must be a hole somewhere that shouldnt be even if it was due to heavy rain.

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 11:46 AM

if your car has air con check the filter housing seals are ok. Has it got a sunroof? This drains down 2 rubber tubes in each A pillar and if the rubber perishes then the water can get into interior.
There is also a drain tube from the heater air intake in front of the windscreen. Is it blocked?

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:39 PM

I had a similar problem, but in the passenger footwell, i noticed it sunday, i hovered the water out, and i havent checked weather it has come back yet

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 08:54 PM

if your car has air con check the filter housing seals are ok. Has it got a sunroof? This drains down 2 rubber tubes in each A pillar and if the rubber perishes then the water can get into interior.
There is also a drain tube from the heater air intake in front of the windscreen. Is it blocked?


hey man thanks for the advice where is the air con part and how easy is it to check?? also i have water tested the car including the sunroof but it is now bone dry inside

help me pleaseeeeeeeeee

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