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Water leak around right hand front seat mounts?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Hab5000, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Hab5000

    Hab5000 Active Member

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    I have water ingress that is soaking the carpet around the 2 rear mounting points (where the seat bolts to the floor) of the right hand (drivers) front seat of my '92 300TE-24.

    The mount areas are recessed, so I'm getting two nice little ponds forming. The left hand side is dry.

    The rest of the carpet is also dry, including the area between the rear mounts where the heater outlet is located. and it only seems to happen when the car is moving?

    I've done a search, but can't seem to come up with anything. :confused:
     
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    we know that the cargo window seals go bad due to rust, so pehaps the water is from there.
     
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    Water

    Hi Hab, Different car, C class 202 but had a sill fill up with water due to a blocked drain. water entered the car from holes about 2 inches above floor level, near the seat mounts. I actually heard the water sloshing forward when I braked. Hope this helps.

    Peter
     
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    Cheers Sixpack. I'll have a look. There seems to be quite a few drain plug exits along the underside edge of the car, near the sills. It'd be nice to know where they start!

    Anyone have any diagrams/info on drain channels on the T model 124's?
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I can send you the complete water drain channel paper :D
     
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    TV - that would be really helpful!
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    Quick update - I've been trying to eliminate more possible areas of water ingress, and discovered this today. (See pic below) The rubber bung is missing from the right hand (drivers) front wheel arch inner panel.

    The opposite side has the same hole but the bung/stopper is present. This panel is quite close to the drivers footwell area. Water kicked up from the tyre must be getting into this hole. Luckily I had a spare bung of the correct size. Anyone know if this might be connected to the damp carpet in the footwell?


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    Bung it up and see what happens!
     

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