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Old 2nd August 2007, 16:04   #1
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Default Leaking Getz - weird issue - solved

Recently, I came across a bizzare problem in my Getz.

Early last week, I noticed that AC in the car was not very effective. Later I noticed that passenger side carpet was wet. I assumed that AC gas has leaked and hence ice is forming on the evaporator coils. (This had happened to my home AC once). And that the drainage must have got choked and hence AC water is spilling inside the car.

Yesterday evening, I get into the car in the parking and found that there was 2 inches of water on the passenger side. It had rained the whole day and car was parked in the open. I checked the door etc. to see if water could have possibly entered.....but all seemed ok.

(At home I have a covered parking and hence this problem did not crop up earlier.)

On the drive back it was raining heavily and then to my horror (surprise !!), there was water trickling in from the blower.

Today, when I gave my car for service, the chap understood the problem. He said that there is some drainage point under the wiper and if that gets choked, water tends to seep into the car. He said that its a known problem with Getz and possibly other Hyundai cars as well.

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Old 2nd August 2007, 23:01   #2
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Hi risga,

The same thing happened to my fiesta a few weeks back.
We park under a gulmohar tree and all those tiny leaves clogged it up.

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Old 3rd August 2007, 01:17   #3
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Actually today only I went to the dealer with the same problem in my Lancer..But they say the water has not entered from the underbody.They have to open the dashboard and check for the exact cause.I dont want to open the dashboard again as they have opened it one month earlier for changing the filter(Sponge inside the air vents) which cost me 2500rs.Can anyone tell me the eact reason for the problem?The wetness is mainly on the driver's side extending upto the clutch and brake pedal//
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Old 3rd August 2007, 01:32   #4
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Bah! So many people and the same problem? And I never ever heard of such a crazy problem before.

@risga, now I have a faint remeberance... did you not open a thread earlier on this subject sometime back when you were hunting for a reason for this strange happening?

Edit: Ok, I think I found out where I read this problem earlier. It was in Pawan's Palio. Strange! Different cars, different environments and yet a similar and equally wierd problem.

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Old 3rd August 2007, 01:46   #5
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check the thread i opened for santro......i am now wondreing if this could be the problem
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Old 3rd August 2007, 10:51   #6
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risga. really appreciate that you put up a thread fora problem that was solved. This would really help lots of people out here. I've seen a few threads that just stop abruptly without a proper update on the issue by the person who started the thread. I've always thought that people just never think of posting once their problem is solved. ONce again, its really good to see threads like this.
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Old 5th August 2007, 21:01   #7
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Hi Team..
The 1st day of Delhi rains as i entered my car i noticed that there is quite a lot of water on the floor.. Fearing rust, i quickly took a cloth and dried out the water (about 1 bucket full) and took it to my regular workshop.

On inspecting the mechanic noticed the water is leaking from the lower part of the rear doors just near the joint between the door body and the cardboard like stuff on which the PW and the door handle is attached. He said that its caused due to clogged door holes at lowermost part of door due to which the water filled in the door and thus leaking after which he cleared it..

The day went like that.. Just yesterday i noticed that after the rains there is a tint of water and ignored but it rained hard this evening and i found that still the water is entering the cabin from the rear doors ..

I am really worried about my baby.. Please help by giving suggesions on this...
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Old 6th August 2007, 15:47   #8
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risga. really appreciate that you put up a thread fora problem that was solved. This would really help lots of people out here. I've seen a few threads that just stop abruptly without a proper update on the issue by the person who started the thread. I've always thought that people just never think of posting once their problem is solved. ONce again, its really good to see threads like this.
@ germithomas Thanks, that was the idea.

BTW, my other car (2001 Wagon R; purchased 2 months ago from Truevalue) also had a leakage issue. I could see drops near the rubber beading (on the inside) on Front LHS. The guy at service centre just adjusted the rubber beading and problem was solved.

@streetlife: Just shake the door. If you hear liquid, then water could be collected inside. Kindly also check the rubber beading. The chaps at the service centre can usually identify the problem. They would have come across similar cases in the past.
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Old 6th August 2007, 16:20   #9
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This is a strange and an annoying issue.

Exactly same problem happens with my Santro once in every monsoon season and yes i did see the service guy doing something near the wipers to drain out water.

Surprises me that these companies like Hyundai and Ford dont have an alternative to overcome such a problem.

I mean never had this problem in my NE118 which is an old generation car with A/C ..... dont know about Contessa though ???

Touchwood no such issue experienced with my Aveo yet. Hope Chevys dont have such design issues.
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Spent my Sunday morning removing the plastic cowling around the wipers and cleaning all the gunk, dead leaves, a few feathers and a dead spider that had mixed together with the rain to form a smelly, yucky paste that choked the drain hole on the drivers side. The water must have filled up and entered the cabin giving me a damp carpet.
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Hi,

I guess we are all going thru exactly the same problem. Entered the Santro yesterday to find the entire front left matting floating in water with the carpet soaked. Fortunately the drivers side and the rear got saved. Identified the problem this morning.

The car is parked under a tree and the drain holes were blocked with leaves, muck and dirt. Car is still at the garage to check for any more leaks. Had to remove the full carpet to dry out.

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Same thing happened with me on Thurssday after some heavy rains in Delhi,
water got inside the cabin & soaked the carpet & the boot which lead to my Pioneer amp getting screwed.


Still investigating as to where the water came in from since it has never happened to me before in any of my cars. I've driven Dhanno through some much worse rains & standing water before but no seepage ever happened.
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Old 6th August 2007, 21:18   #13
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Had this in my old Ford Escort. There was a shelf below the wiper that contains the a/c condenser or something. This had developed minute pin holes that drained directly to the cabin. Never managed to solve the problem, it needed major welding and re-painting. I would just remove the carpets for the monsoon and replace them in October.
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I face the same problem whenever it rains now or when the car is washed.

Recently, the rear passenger side foot area was soaked in 1-2 inches of water and the boot was terrible with more than half of the spare tyre drowned in water. I have a permanent polythene on the CD Changer in the boot and have to put the car cover on everyday.

I can see water droplets on the rear LHS door trim. My car is parked on an incline so as soon as it is brought down to stand straight, the water from the boot travels down to the passenger side rear seat and front seat carpet.

Please tell me what to check!

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try this test.

light a couple of bad quality agarbathis, the kind which smoke real heavy.

use a steel plate cos you dont wanna drop the ash anywhere.

get all the windows up.

take agarbathi inside and slowly move it around the entire car.

someone is to stand outside and note where the smoke leaks out from.

you got the problem spots...
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