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Re: [T3] Water through bottom of car

On 13 Jul 2005 at 12:07, Gamboa, Gary wrote:

> I was driving for about 1 1/2 hours in a very heavy down pour and felt a few drops on my
> left foot which is normal for my car in heavy rain. My drain hoses are intact and clear, and  
> my door drip holes are open. Near the end of my trip, I drove through an
> unexpected wide and deep puddle. When I reached my destination, I noticed that the entire
> front and rear floors, and under seat area was soaked. Luckily the next few days were warm,
> sunny and windy to help in the clean up. 

Check where your antenna wire passes into the interior of the car from under 
the front fender. There should be a rubber plug around the wire, but there is 
often just an open hole with the cable running thru it. 

Check under the back seat. Look on each side for signs of water entry. It is 
common for the seams there to rust thru and allow a lot of water in when 

Water leaks like this will rather quickly destroy the car unless you fix them.
It takes a lot longer for things to actually dry out than you probably realize. 
There should be no drips from under the dash even in the heaviest rain, but 
this water may have come in with the antenna cable.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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