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my passenger rear footwell is SOAKED any idea where the water could be getting in? i presume its when i wash the car... but its soaked iv poked the two bungs out and can squeeze the foam and it runs out :/
 

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Common areas of water ingress on the MK4 are;
- Sunroof drain tubes blocked
- Door seals
- Pollen filter housing.
 

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its anoying me so much!! how do i check the pollen filter housing? and door seals seem ok, and where are the drain tubes?
 

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Pollen filter housing is under the scuttle on the passenger side. Just check that the 2 halves are sealed properly and IIRC there is a flap which deflects the water away from it. It's been a long time since I looked at one.

Drain tubes are at each corner of the sunroof. Slide it back and you will see the holes in each corner. The front 2 exit with a rubber nipple just below the window pillar . You can see it if you open the door and look around the hinge area. The rears exit inside the rear wheel arch. You can run a thin welding rod down the tubes very carefully to unblock them.
 

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the front sun roof passenger seal was a little full of rubbish, and the pollen filter housing is ok, just removed it and re-fitted it and it seems normal for what a piece of plastic is suposed to do and iv run a little water down the front roof seals and they are running fine.

so dunno now...
 

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This happened to me and turned out to be my heater matrix... However the worse part was the vents were pouring with a light smoke so that was what made me realise! The coolant was leaking too and it was getting to the floor and leaking inside the car, still never got it fully dry since :'(
 

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Coolant has a distinctive sweet smell, so if it's the heater matrix, you can normally tell. Plus as Michelle says the coolant level drops.

Due to the soundproof foam absorbing the water, even after the cause of tje leak is fixed, it can take forever to dry out.
 

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Hi, presume mk4? If so they are prone to leaking in, mine has leaked in from places you would not believe..
Anyway is it 5 door? If so check rear door metal cards are sealed to the door 100% or it will defiantly rain in there.
 

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its a 3 door, and hmm i'm still drying it out at the moment or trying anyway... just so anoying
reason i got another car was because my old one used to get wet floors and now this one is too
 

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its a 3 door, and hmm i'm still drying it out at the moment or trying anyway... just so anoying
reason i got another car was because my old one used to get wet floors and now this one is too
Sounds like you live under a waterfall
 
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