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Water under rear seat and under rear carpet on near side

jako999

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Hi all my cab has got quite a lot of water under the rear bucket seat an in all the carpets down to the floor, the floor carpet is very wet and if you lift it there is viable water underneath. Its hasn't got as far as the alarm yet and now iv'e put towels down to soak it up.
Ive been told it may be a cracked drain behind the panel which I have posted about, has anyone got any other ideas I know its rained hard recently but it seems to be quite a big leak.

Thanks in advance
 
Very common problem (especially if the car lives outside or is used in the rain, road debris gets washed down the drain holes and blocks them, then the next time it rains the drain holes overflow and water gets in the car).

Rod your drain holes (or you can get OPC to)

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Door membranes:

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Not a 996 or 997, but this is basically what the membrane is/does:

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Do this when any debris may be soft and moist (ie after extended rain, or at a pinch after a decent washing drench).

Use an airline to blow clear, or old springy type plastic coated curtain "rod" (net-curtain wire) - you want it firm enough to push, but flexible enough to go round radii and not puncture the drain tubes with sharp edges:

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(remove the hook or eyes!!)

Access (rodding) may be easier via the lower exits.

This is illustrated in the diagrams and the photo of the wheel arch (behind wheel arch liner).

The exits you need to clear look like grommets.

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To access the bottom of the wheel arch drain holes (exit), you will need to remove the wheel arch liner.

They just pop out (easier if you can extract centre expander rod), then pull away liner (twist or bend to unclip from edges)

Remove the half-dozen centre-pin plastic rivets:

The centre-pin plastic rivets for the liner just prize out (pull up centre pin with long nosed pliers/screwdriver and they "shrink" to release).

Look a bit like this:
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Turn your steering wheel in the appropriate direction to ease access and wriggle free once all are removed.
 

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