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I've read about water from air con etc, but have ruled that out causing the dampness in my floorwells. Think it must be either cause by blocked drainage channels or blocked drainage from windscreen, can anyone tell me where to find these beasts?
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Remove the plastic scuttle panels beneath the windscreen
 

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Dead easy assuming the screws at the ends aren't mashed up, once removed be prepared to scoop out a compost heap :lol:
 

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ok, did this. There wasn't that much gunk in there as expected. And the carpets are still getting wet.

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All drain 'tubes' in place?
 

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I'm currently facing the same issue. Windscreen drains are clear, door seals and sill seals all checked as OK. I have the carpet partly up for diagnoses/drying out and I'm not getting any water in on wet roads or when the car is rained on from a hose etc so I'm convinced that outside water is not getting in. I do, however, have a constant dampness coming from the 'upper' carpet so am assuming its the air con drain that is feeding back into the car. I need to find this and extend but access in the 20V is rather tight :(

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My GT had a good cup full of water in the driver's footwell, just before Christmas. After reading here for possible cures I first removed the external trim panels at the base of the windscreen. Snapped off two of the push fit fastners in doing so, mind you. (Can anyone advise how to get these out without risking snapping them?).
There is another plastic trim tray under the main one and the drain is under that. About 30mm diameter with a plastic insert. This was completely clogged with organic matter, including fine roots!
Cleaned it out, replaced the trims, (after wiping the visible trim with groundnut oil as separately advised on this forum) and cludged it all back together (minus 2 fixings).
I sucked up as much moisture as possible from the footwell with a Vax and then left a fan heater running in the cabin for about 6 hours. Result - footwell dry and remains so. Thanks to all advisors on this forum.
 

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Some may say its mad but i remember from the Ford Escort with rusty battery tray days to drill a small hole in the passenger floor. Years ago Fiats had little lugs in the floor like many sills have these days to let water out .Im not suggesting the drilling as a remedy but it saves you having a misted up windscreen every day, after having a bath you pull the plug out!!
 

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both my front floorwells are flooded. The scuttle is clear. Any suggestions what could cause this? There carpet are only wet under the car mats, so no sign of water leakage from engine bay area.
 

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both my front floorwells are flooded. The scuttle is clear. Any suggestions what could cause this? There carpet are only wet under the car mats, so no sign of water leakage from engine bay area.
If your car had been a GT I would suggest the problem was the same one I had with the frameless door seals (ie. the water gets in not around the window but between the seal and bodyshell and then runs along the inside of the seal like a little gutter and down behind the carpet).

I think maybe you should be looking for leaks around your windscreen. Do you know if the screen has been replaced before in the past?
 

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no, know idea if glass has been changed. Considering taking the carpet out and trying trace where the water is coming from
 

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Start by taking the windscreen pillar trims off. That'll expose the sides and lower corners of the windscreen and you can have a good look for drips. If the screen is leaking then these are the areas most likely to let water in. The bottom edge could be lacking a seal but it is less likely for water to get in from there as it would have to travel upwards because of how the screen rests against the bodyshell.
 
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