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Moisture under my floor mats

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by gnx547, May 6, 2013.

  1. gnx547

    gnx547 FEOA Member

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    The front passenger side of my 96 Escort is always lightly wet under the rubber floor mat. Its not coolant and does not smell like it. The driver side is also like that but as much as the passenger side. Any ideas why the passenger side is always wet under the floor mat?
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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    Have you been using the A/C? The firewall drain could be plugged and spilling back onto the floor.
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    gnx547 FEOA Member

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    My Escort does not have factory AC, would there still be a drain?
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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    probably. It's easier to build cars the same. i don't know if water would get in there or condense w/o A/C. It was a thought.
    There are also some cover plates in the floor. Mine were almost rusted thru so i just 'glassed over the holes. You may just have to pull the carpet and inspect.
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    I did find the drain and I poke a screwdriver in and out. It does not seem clogged up.
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    Could be the door seals leaking.
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    It could be the windshield leaking as well.
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    You have water coming in where the HVAC intake is. You need to open the hood, remove the covers on both ends and clean them out. Once you pop open the hood and see where water running off your windshield would go, that should tell you where to clean. You have a small compost heap on both sides of the car there.
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