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Old 04-11-2008, 11:49 AM
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W126 Passenger Wet Carpet leak

ok I have a wet passenger side carpet when ever it rains and no its not the AC, I don't have AC right now. it seams to start at the firewall and spread to the back. Has anyone has this and fixed it? There looks to be some drain hole repair near the passenger hood spring and the sun roof seal looks a lil old but these could be red herrings.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:16 PM
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I recently fixed this problem on my car.

The rubber sunroof drain hose had perished behind the headliner at the top of the A pillar.
Water was draining over the upper trim panel, down the A pillar trim, and ultimately behind the dash onto the carpet.

There was also some mild corrosion on the drain tube which didnt help things.

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:18 PM
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Inspect the cowl underneath the battery for rust. Also there may be some plastic screening allowing air flow into the cowl but keeping leaves out; be sure the drain for this is not clogged.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:52 PM
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I had a similar problem with my 90' 420 SEL turned out to be a loose gromit(sp?) on top of the roof near that seam line. Patched it up and she's dry as a bone.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:29 PM
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interesting

I will look at both as I do know that the battery area is a lil rusty and seal is looking a little old. is the tube rubber?
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:32 PM
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I will try to induce the problem on a dry day with a water hose

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