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damp carpet on front and back on right hand side only

i have damp carpet on front and back on right hand side only the left front and back are bone dry, i have checked the a/c and it drips underneath ok and the coolant is not gone down

i have jet washed the car round the door seals and bonnet cowl and nothing seems to be comming in, the boot is bone dry too

what is the most likely thing that is causing this to happen

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two things come to mind right away - first is heater core. It wont cause drastic drops in coolant level right off the bat, but it will get there. And then cabin air filter assembly is getting filled with water which runs in. Pull abin air filter and see if its wet. and if not, I would use a light and get down in there and try to trace the wet up the firewall

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two things come to mind right away - first is heater core. It wont cause drastic drops in coolant level right off the bat, but it will get there. And then cabin air filter assembly is getting filled with water which runs in. Pull abin air filter and see if its wet. and if not, I would use a light and get down in there and try to trace the wet up the firewall
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the water is just plain water not coolant and is also cold so hopefully is not the heater core as i hear it is a dash off job and i dont want that, i havent taken the cabin air filter out yet but the end of it was dry when it was sticking out under the back of the dash, i will check that though

the windows dont fog when i am driving, only when parked in the cold winter weather and clear when a/c is switched on, the heater gets red hot in normal use if you turn it up and there are no funny smells

this car is 3 months old so wont have a build up of crud to block passages, also i noticed the a/c is dripping normally out the bottom drain pipe underneath the car

the car is booked in at the dealers next week and i hope it isnt serious

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well if its under warranty then yeah thats the best bet. brand new shouldnt be doin that

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the wiered thing is that since i noticed it last week and got rid of the leaking mat it seem to be very slowly getting better by itself, i have been driving it without any mats when it is not raining and the new rubber ones when it is to give it a chance to dry with a/c on floor setting

so if they dont find anything at the dealers and just vac out the remainder of the water it might be what i thought it was all along, faulty mats leaking for 3 to 4 weeks without being noticed although there was a lot of dampness in the padding under the carpet, maybe a little too much for mats on their own

we will see next week

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I'd still say its the A/C drain. It might still be draining some, but not all of the water. Can't hurt to blow a bit of compressed air and see what happens.
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See attached, it doesn't match exactly what you are seeing, but since there is mention of A/C I figured it could be of interest.
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See attached, it doesn't match exactly what you are seeing, but since there is mention of A/C I figured it could be of interest.


thanks for that, since i have taken the mats out and using the a/c on floor setting and hot to dry the carpets out it is doing a very good job and even the back carpet is drying out, still damp but getting there

it could be the evap lines having moisture on and dripping down, but i have not noticed any dripping since i have been drying out the carpets on a/c hot setting

i still have no idea what caused it, i have jet washed the door seals and bonnet cowl and nothing got through so i think it was the mats leaking through from weeks of wet feet or it could be a one off a/c water overload and just needs a blast of compressed air up the drain pipe as anash8167 said

i just dont know if i should still take it to the dealer as i dont want plastic clips broken or rubber seals damaged

i might just say if they cant find anything dont worry about it as i was probably right in the first place

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just got back from the dealer, he said he thinks it was the drain tube for the a/c and he has now re-routed it, the carpets are almost dry now so all is hopefully well
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well nope it rained and now it is back with vengence a sodden back carpet and a wet front carpet on right hand side only the left side is bone dry

this is getting beyond a joke now on a 4 month old car with a dealer that is inept
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