Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 13:11:17 -0500
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Puddle in rear footwell '92 9000 CS

You might have a window seal leak. There is a last ditch method of finding the leak or leaks - don't assume it is only one leak. Make sure the interior is dry and seal all of the windows (including front and back windscreens) and door edges with duct tape. Get a garden hose and spray the car underneath to see if water gets in. Remove the duct tape from one opening and spray water on that opening, keep going through each opening until you identify the leaks. It speeds up the process to have someone in the car while another sprays the water and pulls the tape off. The professionals will skip the tape because they generally know where to look or they use a special gas and gas detector to identify the leaks. SAABurger wrote: > 1992 9000 CS (114k miles), UK Spec. > > Hi all, > After several weeks of bad misting up, I discovered (a week ago now) a > puddle in the rear left footwell. > > I've dried it out with a combination of sponge and fan heater but no idea > where the water came in. > > Facts are: > 1. Also less severe damp under rear seat on same side - (probably wicking up > from the puddle via carpet) > 2. Puddle seemed to be clear water - not coolant. > 3. No water marks on the head lining. > 4. No evidence of water in boot (trunk). > 5. No damp in either of the front footwells, or in rear footwell on the > other side. > 6. No apparent damage to door seals. > 7. I don't recall leaving a door or roof open in the recent past. > 8. Tissue stuffed up rear heating duct on that side has stayed dry (thus > far) > 9. Partial lifting of carpet and good feel underneath has not (yet) revealed > an obvious hole. > 10. Glass granules under carpet indicates accident damage during previous > ownership. > 11. Puddle has not (yet) re-formed since drying out (about 4 days now). > 12. It has rained since drying out, but the car has not been driven in > really wet conditions again yet. > > This all suggests to me a leak in the floorpan. Could date back as far as > November 23rd when I drove through some pretty big puddles when visiting my > sister in the wilds of Berkshire. > > Anyone else had this? > Is this model prone to taking in rain/puddle water? > Any ideas where I might start looking? > > Any help much appreciated > Adrian > Hampshire > > >

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