After a night of heavy rain, my 99 Ford Galaxy has 4" of water in the drivers footwell. As I have done the drain holes about 3 days ago, when I noticed there was some water in the carpet, I will have to look at the sunroof drains today.
I would like to just say thanks to everyone for all your comments and tips on how to solve these problems, and if I come up with any other things to look at as regards water getting in, I will let you all know.
I have a 1999 Ford Galaxy TDI, which leaked water into the drivers footwell every time it rained.
After spending several months trying to trace where it was coming from with no success, I booked the car into my local Ford dealer. 4 hours and £200 later they confirmed that I had a leak, but did not know where it was coming from, they suggested that I take it to Autoglass to have the windscreen resealed. I took the car to Autoglass in Kings Lynn and they could not have been more helpful. They removed the scuttle panels at the base of the windscreen (where the wiper arms fit), took out the square plastic holding clips, then filled the holes with sealant and then pushed the clips into the sealant making a water proof seal. Job done, no more water coming in, and they did not charge me. Take note Ford, I will not be using your dealerships again.
The person who had a '95 2.3, you must have had the engine changed as the 2.3's were introduced in '97.
I have a 99 Seat Alhambra.
I have had it for 10 years, no water ingress except in freezing weather the water tube to the rear window gets pushed out of the holder situated on the passenger side. Result, water on the passenger side. Cured by my local garage who explained the problem.
The car has 287000 on the clock and has been a dream to drive. Until my last service/MOT, since when I have suffered water ingress on the drivers side, in the footwell. Having looked underneath there seems to be a lack of rubber bungs in the chassis holes. I complained and the vehicle is going back to the service garage today in an attempt to sort it. I have no sunroof. Help?
There is a plastic liner in the wheel arch, which has to be removed to gain access to drain outlets, which are covered by rubber flaps or tubes. Dirt builds up and blocks up.
I've owned the sister vehicle - a VW Sharan - another cause of this is a separated rear window washer pipe, which runs under the passenger side carpet grip/trim along the door sill. Even if the washer works, it may still seep water into the footwell, with the resulting electrical gremlins. It's a simple job to remove the carpet grip and refit/bond the pipe connector.
I'd look here first if the vehicle is kept garaged, or you get the damp footwells in dry weather.
Electrical gremlins involving central locking, electric windows, power mirrors & tailgate lights/wiper can often be attributed to failed wiring in the conduits between the doors and the car body, if the footwell is always dry.
Hello all. I'm Colin from Lincs. We own a 1999 T reg Seat Alhambra; same body as the Galaxy.
We have suffered water in both foot wells for a long time now, and we had a window firm come out to reseal our window, and on close inspection, found that the front window was lifting up and outward at the top, so water was just flooding in. The bonding round the screen had gone hard and was not sticking to the window, so that's our problem.
Maybe a lot of others are doing the same, so try your window seals guys.
Thanks, Colin, Lincs.
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