Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Wet Floor Passenger-side
During the week on my way to work, I got into my car and noticed it smelled a little raunchy. I do not eat in my car or leave trash in it so it immediately had me worried. But I gave it a day thinking it might just go away. Well, it didn't and got worse.
The first thing that came to mind was that maybe some animal had crawled into the engine compartment and died. So I looked in there but found nothing and the engine compartment smelled normal. I looked around the wheel wells too, nothing. My 21 y.o. sometimes drives my car and I thought maybe he left something inside that was going bad. I looked around and under the seats, no trash or anything.
While investigating the passenger side, I noticed a small wet spot on the floor near the door behind the seat. It appeared to just be water. I felt around the spot and noticed that the entire floor on that side was wet, sopping wet like a sponge. It was wet all the way up to the front of the floor on the engine side. I park the car outside and it has been raining. But the seat has not been wet and there is no water on the door or on the carpet on the walls. It's all on the floor.
I found another post describing a similar issue that was resolved as being a clog in the AC drainage line. The author discovered it when he drove back from the dealer with the AC on and the floor got wet. I live in Seattle and never use the AC, so it doesn't seem to me that the AC could be the problem. Also, this has occurred after a couple of weeks of steady rain with my car parked outside. Is there some other drainage tube that could be plugged that would cause this? If so, does anyone know how to find it and unclog it?
Thanks for you help!!!