Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South Africa
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I found when i removed the left (passenger front and back) side, ummm, bottom door/floor plastic framing... not sure what its called...
you have to remove the middle post one first then the long one that leads back to front and then the front one, by removing the plastic screw...
anyways, i noticed where the metal framework is crimped together, in the front passgenger side just before the framework turns up (in line with my shins), there was a water mark/line... a water line like you can see where water has been dripping/running from and to (into the front footwell, i saw a bead of water in the crimp aswell... i sucked it with my mouth and a little water cam out and i sensed it was not sealed/crimped closed properly (this was just after some rain).
not sure how water would get into the framework, maybe from the black roof linings, where they "pop" into the body of the car, and runs down into the frame of the car and is supposed to drip out of drip holes at the bottom, like the doors have...
i think when the water builds up enough in the front footwell and through driving and parking on hills, etc, it switches between the back and front, and sits more in the back as there are "trap" areas and this gives the feeling that it's leaking from the back
i let it dry, dried the carpets out and forced car silicone into the crimp area, as much as i could and cleaned the evidence of the water mark
now i'm just waiting to see what happens with the next car wash or rains, if we get any more this year in south africa, durban
thanls, the more feedback the better
anyways this is my first find of where it could be coming from in my car...