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My 156TS has recently developed a water leak on long runs. Clean water drips into the footwells from under the dash. It is fresh water (no antifreeze) and it happens on dry days as well as wet.
I have checked the front scuttle drains and sunroof drain pipes - any other ideas?
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Air con possibly? if you have it.
 

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could be it comes in when its wet, and some of it is laying on pannels and trim, and then when you drive it, it drips out as you corner, stop and start etc.

dont forget when you find a problem its nearly always because there are two. one you didnt notice, and then the new fault occurs and you find the other one as well tahts been there all along
 

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Thanks for the replies guys.
The air-con works pretty well on this car so it may be that. What sort of checks do I need to make? Is there a drain hose somewhere which may be blocked?
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There is a drain hose, but (as usual...) you can see it.
But you should be able to see water dripping under the car onto the ground with the A/C on.

If you don't see it dripping, the drain tube is blocked.
 

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Hi
I have had a problem with water in my passenger footwell for years now. The problem occurs when it rains heavily. Took it into an alfa specialist years ago and told him it was the sunroof. But he assured me it was the a/c pipes that sometimes are not routed correctly and promptly ripped me off for about 3 hrs of labour saying he had to check the a/c pipes and reroute them. Of course it didnt work and the leak remains. I've run a thin cable through the sunroof drain holes to ensure there is no blockage (a bicycle inner brake cable works great for this). There is no blockage but still it leaks. It has also stained the a pillar lining a nice mildewy green colour. Unless somebody can tell me otherwise, I think its just that the sunroof drain holes don't clear large quantities of water fast enough and it "overflows" then finds its way down the back of the a- pillar lining and onto the floor. After 10 years of ownership, I have come to live with this problem. It gets wet, then dries out. I cant see that it has caused any other problems. BUT, if anyone does have a fix, I'd love to know about it.
Hope this helps.
Pete
 
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