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Author Help! Flooded foot well! -UPDATE
westsidecorsa
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I returned to my car this morning (after a night of heavy rain) to find the drivers side footwell soaked! the mat was soaking wet, when i took the mat out the carpet was totally soaked too, even a little puddle! i also noticed that behind the drivers seat, in the rear footwell is wet too?

Any idea whats going on? i can only guess it must be rain water? but the windows and doors were all closed properly?

help!

[Edited on 23-10-2004 by westsidecorsa]
scotty19
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have u got a sunroof?
3CorsaMeal
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might of trapped a rain cloud inside car when u shut door behind u?
westsidecorsa
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i have no sunroof??? i cant work out where its from?
MatthewR
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have u checked under the car?
Corsa E-Tec
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Check sunroof seal, check door seal and then check were the scuttle panel is maybe for holes.

just a guess.

cant really help.
westsidecorsa
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check under the car for what? no sunroof! but ill check the scuttle etc when i get home. its wet in the rear footwell too though?? how could that be possible!
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try having all four footwells full of about 5inches of rain, then u got problems
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Check Rubber bung where the loom go's into the car.
in the engine bay, drivers side, near windscreen where the scuttle panel is u will see a gap (see a fuse box, waster bottle is on the other side) u will see the loom going threw there, check its sealed.

i only know this as when u do a 2lt 16v if u dont put it back in right, that happens
sassyminx
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heater matrix fucked?
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quote:
Originally posted by BeArDy
Check Rubber bung where the loom go's into the car.
in the engine bay, drivers side, near windscreen where the scuttle panel is u will see a gap (see a fuse box, waster bottle is on the other side) u will see the loom going threw there, check its sealed.

i only know this as when u do a 2lt 16v if u dont put it back in right, that happens



feck... i didnt put this back in properly last week when i was doing my conversion better add that to my to do list.....
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yeah, as better says, check the bit under ur scuttle and trace it along, should go down the sides of wings.

look up and behind the pedals for signs of water dripping
westsidecorsa
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will do. cheers! still doesnt explain hows it wet in the back!
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can soak thru the carpet
westsidecorsa
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UPDATE - OK,just spent the last hour mopping water out of the front and rear drivers side footwells and there was loads, checked the bung and all the other stuff you guys mentioned they were all ok. anyway, got it as dry as i could and put some fresh kithchen paper over the areas and took the car for a quick 2 min spin with the heaters on. when i got back the back was totally soaked again and the front was gettin there too. So its not rain water for def. do any pipes go down here? is it the heater matrix? i can tell this is gonna be expensive. Any help would be fantastic. cheers and sorry 4 the essay!
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23rd Oct 04 at 20:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Any water in the boot?
Adam-D
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heater matrix,

is tricky to change

but not to expensive

https://sslrelay.com/buypartsby.co.uk/heater_matrix_details.php?recordID=205






[Edited on 23-10-2004 by Adam-D]
westsidecorsa
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no there is no water in the boot, its just in the drivers front and rear footwells?
So is it likely to be the heater matrix then? as i have no idea what this is!
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to find out if its coolant, taste a little bit of it, like dip finger, lick.. if it tastes funny, its coolant and its your heater matrix
Mattb
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also check coolant level
Sam
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quote:
Originally posted by Mattb
to find out if its coolant, taste a little bit of it, like dip finger, lick.. if it tastes funny, its coolant and its your heater matrix




Surely he could just smell it, coolant has a smell whereas water doesn't?
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its not as distinct as the foul taste of antifreeze
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westsidecorsa - if I were you, I would remove the driver's seat, and remove the carpet from that side of the car including where it goes up to the pedals, if that doesn't give you any clues, put the seat back (but leave the carpet off) and go for another drive, you might find out the cause of the problems then...
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quote:
Originally posted by westsidecorsa
no there is no water in the boot, its just in the drivers front and rear footwells?
So is it likely to be the heater matrix then? as i have no idea what this is!


water runs thru pipes in engine, then into the dash, through a little radiator in dash (heater matrix) then back out into engine bay

when u put heaters on, it blows the air over the heater matrix (which will be very hot) so you get hot air
westsidecorsa
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ah i c! just dont get how the water is getting into the rear footwell, just looks like its appearing from nowhere as i cant see any pipes etc!

Sam - how hard is it to getthe carpet out with messing it up or cutting any of it?

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