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Old 04-22-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Sometimes (always lately, but only sometimes last year) after it rains there is standing water in the driver's footwell of my '02. I assume it is just some clogged drain. Where are the drains on the NBs, and which ones would cause water to fill the footwell? I need to fix this, since my car now smells bad because of it.

If it's not just a clogged drain, what else should I check?
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When that happened to my wife's old NA, it was because I screwed up the rain rail install when I replaced the top. It leaked into the footwell so bad there was standing water when it rained.

I was very close to selling the car at the time, so that floor received a few more drain holes. Problem solved. (or band-aided)

I wouldn't do that to a car I cared about, though.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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It doesn't seem to be leaking in from the back, since the carpet isn't wet under the seat. At least not always.
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Just sharing my experience. Your mileage may vary.

Hope you get it figured out, though. Wet car = not cool. That smell is awful. I need to replace my top and just can't seem to find the right hard top yet. I shudder when I hear rain.
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My car does this on the passenger side because the jack point drains get clogged up. Get something thin and not sharp and poke those out.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #6
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Poke out from the bottom you say? I will go give that a try.
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I just checked the drains and the ones in front seem to be clear, but I found some rubber tube ones at the front corners of the top (when it's down) that were full of standing water (hasn't rained in two days), and they dumped a bunch of water out when I poked the coat hanger down from the top, so hopefully that helps the situation. Now if I could only get the floor to dry before the next rainstorm!
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Hairdryer! That's how we do it.
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If you pull up the carpet, towards the front about 4 or 5 inches from the edge of the passenger area there are little rubber stoppers, pop them out and you have a quarter sized hole that will help drain the water.
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