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Unread 03-11-2019, 08:42 AM   #1
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Arrow Driver Carpet soaked - LEAK

Does anyone have experienced leak in the driver foot well area?
This Saturday I was doing after winter clean on my 2005 4Runner and took the Weathertech mat of to clean. The carpet under was soaked in water. I took at least 2 big cups of water with paper towels and vacuum. Left a car overnight and on Sunday it was all soaked again. We had some rain overnight, so I thought it may caused it. Did the same exercise and took good 2 cups of water out. Left the carpet full of news papers to see if it drips from somewhere. This morning opening the door and newspaper seem fine from the first sight - dry on top, but it was all wet on the bottom and carpet soaked again. This time it was just less then 2 cups I took out, but there was no rain or water over the vehicle since last time I vacuum the water out. It drained from somewhere. Its is water on smell and transparency, didn't try to taste it . Drove the truck to work and left newspapers again. Will take a look tonight when come to pick it on the parking after work, but I'm afraid it will be soaked again.
What can it be? Where can the water can drain from? Any ideas?
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Heater inside cabin leaking?
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Do you have a sunroof? Could also be roof rack mounts need to be resealed.

It may just be the drain lines in the corners of the sunroof are clogged.
The water will channel down the A pillar, behind the foot kick panel and onto the carpet.
Any water staining on the headliner?
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I've not had that issue, but the points that they have mentioned should be checked out, if only to eliminate them.
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Heater inside cabin leaking?
Smell and looks like water
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Do you have a sunroof? Could also be roof rack mounts need to be resealed.

It may just be the drain lines in the corners of the sunroof are clogged.
The water will channel down the A pillar, behind the foot kick panel and onto the carpet.
Any water staining on the headliner?
No stains on the headliner. It feels dry. I did replaced the sunroof 5 years ago, but used original from Toyota and didn't had issues till now.
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Does anyone has pictorial where drain line ends on the lower side and how does it routed through the A-Pillar?
I went to the dealer and looked at their parts catalogue, but it just showing the line in space connected to the sunroof, but not in relation to the A-Pillar.
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Alex, check out this thread has some pic too there is a drain line in each corner, the front ones are accessible or view able, You can pull the lower kick panel off, open the sunroof, pour a cup of water in the front portion where the drain tray is and see if water goes down and out the corner and also see if water is coming into the cabin viewable from the kick panel. ALso inspect the rubber seal as they wear out over time.


http://www.toyota120.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18921
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