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Old 8th August 2010, 18:00   #16
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  1. Did you change the windscreen recently?If not fixed properly,this is a potential path for rain water
  2. Have you checked if the coolant level in the expansion bottle drops?If yes,your heater coil must have gone phut.
  3. Is the AC in fresh air mode or recirculation mode?Keep it in recirc. and check
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...So do we conclude this as a design issue and that there is no permanent fix?

I have got all the 'checks' done as advised by all but - during heavy downpour the carpet is soaking wet!!!

Anyone who found a permanent fix or any next best solution please advise.

Many Thanks.
All my recos are based on my experiences.

Could you zero-in on any potential cause of water ingress?
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Old 9th August 2010, 10:26   #17
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Thanks All.

Like you all suggest, let me isolate the source (but, for that i have to wait for rains!!!)

Also, yes i had a change in the windshield but, that was long time back (3+ years).
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Old 20th September 2010, 20:06   #18
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Due to the rains here in Delhi NCR, on a couple of ocassions, I have had to walk in knee deep water to reach my car. The walking on knee deep water resulted in my shoes getting wet and when I sat in my car, the floor carpet on the driver side also got wet.
It has been more than a week but the carpet is still wet. I have been putting newspaper there to dry it out but still the same.
Is there anything else I can do to dry the carpet?
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I had a similar issue with my ford escort (sold in 2007) it was due to corrosion/minute holes in joints of the body under the plastic panel above the bonnet and below the windshield.
I think that might be the problem with your car as well,please find attached a picture to represent this,I got the issue fixed using M-seal.
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Old 21st September 2010, 12:47   #20
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That is not the case in my car. I carpet got wet because I entered the car with wet shoes. There is not water leakage.
The problem is that the carpet is wet and I am looking for advice on how to dry the carpet. As of now I am using newspapers since last 1 week to dry to carpet but the carpet is still wet.
I don't have access to a blower/dryer.

Any other options to dry the carpet?
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I had a similar issue with my 2004 Santro, after 5.5years of run.

I took it to Trident, SA told me it could be caused due to a jammed drain.

Quickest solution told, was to make a hole that would drain the water. I didn't as I had sold it by that time and didn't want to get in to any issues later, just updated the same to the new owner. Not sure what happened later.

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Due to the rains here in Delhi NCR, on a couple of ocassions, I have had to walk in knee deep water to reach my car. The walking on knee deep water resulted in my shoes getting wet and when I sat in my car, the floor carpet on the driver side also got wet.
It has been more than a week but the carpet is still wet. I have been putting newspaper there to dry it out but still the same.
Is there anything else I can do to dry the carpet?
Remove it and dry it under the sun (probably on the terrace of your house?). That's the only way to dry it completely. If you are going to use the car (specially in water-logged areas) while the carpet is out, use some old doormats, towels or rags on the floorboard to ensure the floor doesn't get dirty/wet.

Also my advice is get the carpet removed, and later fixed, from an auto mechanic who can do it better and faster. If you have a regular mechanic, he may even do it free of charge for you.

Wet carpet will not only cause a risk of rusting, but also anything else trapped under it (like tree leaves) will rot and invite insects (most notably black ants).
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