Posted 03 November - PM. I've tried, the drain holes at the bottom of the windscreen, into both wings, i've checked the Sunroof drain holes, i've taken the rear lights out and re-fitted them, i've checked round all the door seals? Two more points to check would be the under body grommets maybe one has been snagged out but also have a good look at your scuttle panel beneath the windscreen and the pollen filter too - these may be badly fitted or damaged.
I recently had a very small leak around the base of the radio aerial, which was causing the headlining to get soaked and water to trickle down the pillars. My advice would be to remove the front passenger seat and pull up all the carpet on that side of the car, just hope you dont find a rotten floor.
Posted 04 November - AM. If u havent already Posted 04 November - PM. Remove the inner door panel. Underneath you will see a metal panel to which the electric window motor etc is attached to. This panel fits to the door skin and has a foam seal all the way around it.
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This seal can perish or can be compromised if the panel has ever been disturbed due to maintenance. Water that normally enters the inside of the door can flow past this damaged seal instead of flowing out the drain holes at the very bottom edge of the door.
This water flow will spill onto the scuff panel inner sill trim and into the footwell. It could be coming in on the front door and tracking back into the rear footwell if you are parked nose up, or may be coming in via the rear door.
I've had this leak and it was very difficult to spot. Sometimes the leak would be small, but once filled my footwell right up. The solution is to reseal the panel with sealant designed for outside use. Be sure to get that carpet and sound proofing underneath totally dry or else you car will smell of rotten cabbage for ages.
May take a while at this time of year. Many will tell you to remove the carpet completely, but I have managed to dry mine out this way following major sunroof drain leak and door panel leak. I'm still having this problem and 2 other people in the past week have noticed the same happening to their Golfs.
Pretty sure all of them have recently had the window mechs replaced so interesting comment about the seal under the door covering. Will have to check this out.
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Whats best to use to seal it? Forgot about that one. Happened to me shortly after repairing the lock module in my front passenger door. I ran a bead of silicon around the door easier than applying to the panel and let it cure slightly before replacing the regulator panel [Y]. Find the bonnet release cable under the bonnet, follow it back to where it enters the car and check the grommet there.
Posted 29 December - PM. Community Forum Software by IP. Menu Software by ProMenu.Ok so I've known I've had a minor water leak in the driver's side footwell. It appears the water comes in through the hood release.
Theres also minor minor leaking on the driver's side A pillar. Long story short I need to do something. Any ideas what it is? Leaky windshield? Bad stripping? I can't find any breaks around the weather stripping. I also see a bit of water in the fuse box too so its leakin under the dash.
Please Help! Find More Posts by CountryBoy. Check your sunroof drain on the Driver's side. Open the dorr, there is a black rubber tube that exits the jamb at a 45 degree angle or so, just above the door boot.
Give the end a squeeze, it should open easily. Also Check the cover on the wiring plenum on the driver's side Happy hunting, and stay dry doen there! I am having same problem when water is flooded into catch base where wiper moter and arms located. Drivers side only. Hood release grommet? Electrical cable box gasket? Bad body seal?
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Search Advanced search. My car was standing outside these past few weeks in this rain we have been having lately. Noticed some water trickling down from the passenger side foot well. Also noticed my carpets were wet on the passenger side.
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Had a damp smell as well. This morning i got into the car and the passanger side carpet was soaked. Decided to strip the interior. Took out the seats. Lifted the carpets, lower dash stripped. There was about a litres of water. Water was under the sound deadening thingy. I cant trace where the water is coming from. Poured water on the windscreen in between the fender, but cant find the leak. Then i squeezed my hand up into back of the dash on the fire wall right at the top and felt some moisture.
Now i dont know what to do. Take out the dash?How To Find Water Leaks in Your Vehicle -EricTheCarGuy
Dont want to do this. Anyone i can take it to that could possibly help? Shaheen Moosa Etuners SA www. I do dyno tuning. Maybe it is leaking through there.
PM, i will check the pollen filter. No power cable for amp. Its leaking from right on top of the dash closest to the firewall and from both passanger and driver sides but more to the passanger side. Maybe water coming in from the rain holes into the air ducting? U have to remove it and apply some sealer and it should solve the prob, is your car pre ?
Have you had your bottle of Hatorade today? I think the passanger window was replaced by the previous owner as well as the windscreen. Will check it out VWicked. My polo is a model. The foam seal on the bottom could be to blame or it could be poorly fitted.
You need to remove the plastic covers in front of the window to get to this. It is rare for it to happen on such a new car, but if you only recently got the car, it may be a result of fiddling by the previous owner.Sign In with Edmunds.
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Browse Forums by:. What Edmunds Says Pros. Got a lease deal in hand? Give us the details and we'll tell you if it's a good one. Evaluate my deal. Did you get a great deal? Meet your fellow owners in our Owners Clubs. February edited May in General. Everytime it rains, i get about 3 inches of water on my passenger side. Not only does it stink, but I cannot figure out where it's coming from!
Someone suggested it was coming through the speaker. It's not coming from the front of the car, but somewhere on the side. No mechanic within 30 miles of San Francisco has been able to help me. CAn you???? I'm tired of having a pool of rain water in my car! Thank you! February Hi Julie, I'm going to change the title of this topic to "Water Leaks" and e-mail you so you can find your topic again. But as to the cause, I can think of two things: 1. Does your car have a sunroof?
If so, you may have a plugged sunroof drain. Has any warranty work been done to that passenger door, like window regulator, etc. If so, there is a moisture barrier plastic shield and sometimes mechanics, in their rush, will tear it or forget to replace it.
This moisture shield will sometimes re-direct water leaking past the window "squeegee" rubber strip at the bottom of the window into the door drains.
If there is no moisture barrier, the water leaking past the squeegee will drip into the car instead.Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot]Majestic [Bot].
Quick links. Search New posts Logout Register. Search Advanced search. My car was standing outside these past few weeks in this rain we have been having lately.
Noticed some water trickling down from the passenger side foot well. Also noticed my carpets were wet on the passenger side. Had a damp smell as well. This morning i got into the car and the passanger side carpet was soaked. Decided to strip the interior. Took out the seats. Lifted the carpets, lower dash stripped. There was about a litres of water. Water was under the sound deadening thingy. I cant trace where the water is coming from. Poured water on the windscreen in between the fender, but cant find the leak.
The door seals look ok. Posted 23 December - PM. I get water leaking into driver footwell. I have been told that its coming through the seal between the window regulator and door.
Thanks for that i am pretty certain it is the pannel. If you follow this link it may help. What I found was that when I opened the door after rainfall there was water present on the rubber door sill strip. I purchased the butyl strip and door card lugs from ebay and the problem is cured for now. I will do the other three doors when warmer weather returns, the problem is drying it out properly in this damp weather. I don't think it will be the pollen filter problem as the front footwell is seperated from the rear footwell by a square cross-member running from left to right under the front seats.
This is not a hard job to do if you are a bit handy with tools. Hope this helps! Posted 25 December - PM. Hi thanks for all the help.User Name Remember Me? Water in driver footwell????? I hope someone else has had this problem and can point me in the right direction. The driver footwell of my Golf GL gets wet whenever it rains.
Not a flood, but a cup or two of water. The car does not have a sunroof. I have cleared the driver side inner fender of debris and also recently fixed one problem that I thought was the cause of the leak. The top of the driver A-pillar was getting wet and dripping into the footwell. After using flowable silicone at the top corner of the windshield, this leak appears to be fixed, but now I can see there must be another leak somewhere else.
I'd appreciate any suggestions! Fuel Economy: yes i am anal with this, Find More Posts by pbraunton. Originally Posted by pbraunton. Originally Posted by mrGutWrench. Rarely, but a possibility, is that people have found loose sealing plugs or wire grommets in the firewall. Last edited by migbro; November 27th, at I've had to remove two mice nests Those mice may have been the cause of the problem. I would not be surprised if you find something chewed or blocked with mouse garbage.
I had a similar issue a year ago. My leak was from the seal around the relay box. I ran some silicone all the way around the edge of it and that sealed it up.
My issue, too, was caused by rodents. I work for Outward Bound and so my car sits for weeks on end during the summer, inviting critters to take residence I found mine by slowly pouring water into the area under the windshield and then sticking my head under the dash and being patient.
Good luck! Originally Posted by xbiker Maybe someone will find this helpful. High resolution image. In the end, I think this was just a manufacturing defect. The caulk around the hood release cable grommet is manually applied and was very thin on one side of the grommet. The caulk had just dried up and flaked off.