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Old 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM
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Water leak around right hand front seat mounts?

I have water ingress that is soaking the carpet around the 2 rear mounting points (where the seat bolts to the floor) of the right hand front seat of my '92 300TE-24.

The mount areas are recessed, so I'm getting two nice little ponds forming. The left hand side is dry.

The rest of the carpet is also dry, including the area between the rear mounts where the heater outlet is located. and it only seems to happen when the car is moving?

BTW, I'm in the UK so under the drivers seat.

I've done a search, but can't seem to come up with anything.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:55 PM
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Maybe the sunroof is dripping some water? I think the rear edge of it is right over the back of the front seats. I'll ask the stupid question, does this only happen when it rains?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:16 AM
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Sorry should have said - Yes only when it rains, and it seems only when the car is moving.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:45 AM
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if it only happens when raining and when in motion then the leak points to check are

1 the front wiper tray edges - which drain into their specific plastic tubes
2 the rear wheelhouse rubber plugs - this can literally flood your car with gallons of water when moving in water.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:07 PM
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Quick update - lifted the front footwell carpets. Right hand side (drivers side in Scotland) is soaking wet. The foam backing of the carpet holds a lot of water!
Left hand side is dry.

I cleared the front sunroof drains with some plastic tubing, quite a lot of leaves/ debris removed, so I'm hoping this was the issue

Any suggestions as to other likely place (s) for water ingress would be greatly appreciated!

eta Is there a diagram/info on drain holes for the T model 124's available anywhere?
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:14 PM
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Post 12 has a pdf file of drain locations.

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Thanks TnBob, much appreciated.
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hab5000, if the lower windshield molding/seal is not tight water can enter the passenger compartment. I had that problem with a 1995 E320.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:35 PM
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Ferdman, I'm starting to suspect the windscreen seal might be the issue.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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Quick update - I've been trying to eliminate more possible areas of water ingress, and discovered this today. (See pic below) The rubber bung is missing from the right hand (drivers in the UK) front wheel arch inner panel.

The opposite side has the same hole but the bung/stopper is present. This panel is quite close to the footwell area. Water kicked up from the tyre must be getting into this hole. Luckily I had a spare bung of the correct size. Anyone know if this might be connected to the damp carpet in the footwell?



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