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When It Rains It Pours...Just My Luck
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject:  When It Rains It Pours...Just My Luck Reply with quote

A few nights back I headed into town to get a chocolate shake, just as the sun was going down. It felt great out, so I rolled down all 4 windows about 1/4 or so of the way down. When I got home, rolled up my front windows (I drive with them down often) like always, locked the car, went inside and didn't even think about it. The next day I wake up hearing my mom telling me I left my windows down in the back and we had a bad storm. I go outside to find the back of my car soaked. Soaked as much up as I could, pulled up the carpet and back seat to find more water standing. Got it all cleaned up and left the back doors open with fans in the car for a couple hours. Anyway, heres the only picture I got. It was NOT a good way to start the day....


The water looks dirty for some reason, must have been the lighting..

Any of you had similar experiences?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've not done it in rain, but in snow, luckly you can just brush most of that out.
That sucks Bro.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Get some DampRid from Home Depot and throw it in the car to help suck out more of the moisture. I used some when I realized my blower motor was letting water into the passenger footwell of my Intrigue. For 10 bucks, it worked great.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I've had this happen to me a couple of times with my Impala. I just used a bathroom towel to soak up the water in the door and let the sun soak up the water in the seat which was minimal. Only on teh bolster part. ( I guess it's called.)

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, I just grabbed a towel(4) to get out as much water as I could.

Thanks for the tip Iffy, I too have problems with water in the footwell. I need to get to the blower motor to check the seal and if there are leaves in it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

whatmh5 wrote:
Yeah, I just grabbed a towel(4) to get out as much water as I could.

Thanks for the tip Iffy, I too have problems with water in the footwell. I need to get to the blower motor to check the seal and if there are leaves in it.


Check the windshield gasket above the blower motor, thats usually the culprit.

Closing your windows with the A/C on and set to recirculate will also help to dry out your interior.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thankfully ive only done it and had it rain once. didn't stay in the carpet but the door was full. It sucks.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Dislike.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

MISHNAH wrote:

Check the windshield gasket above the blower motor, thats usually the culprit.


Yeah. I'd recommend spending the 4 bucks on the part mentioned in this thread and you'll never worry about it again.

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....mp;t=31094

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

A strong wet/dry shop vacuum could really help to suck out a lot of the water still left in the carpets.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:57 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

gotta love having only 2 doors! Cool

sucks to hear that man. I did that once with a rental. Except when I went inside, it was a beautiful sunny day, couple hours later, I was taking pictures of the sudden heavy downpour just to realize later that I had the window's completely open.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:34 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Regarding the 4 dollar part to fix the leak into the passenger floorboard, I installed that yesterday Twisted Evil
I also replaced the cabin air filter, and here is a picture compared to the old..

As far as I know its never been replaced in 165,000 miles.

And I agree with everyone, it really sucks. I'm gonna head to home depot/lowes tomorrow to grab some DampRid like iffy mentioned and some plasti-dip.

I'm just going to try it on a few things to see if it holds up before I plasti-dip ANYTHING on my car. I'm waiting on the "plasti-dip your entire car" remarks..
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I need to change my filter but i don't use my ac enough to remember. Hasn't been changed that i know of either. 80,xxx mi.... most of it country and city, But she was garaged for over 60k.

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"plasti-dip your entire car"

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That's what my filter looked like before I changed it. It's ridiculous. Good thing it's easy too change though.

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How much miles are on those seats? How much pounds of ass were applied to the seat during every trip? Lol

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This thread is about *this* far from being about me, all oiled up, eating chili mac in a walmart bathroom.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:54 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yeah, the filter was horrible. Very easy to change, but there was a plastic thing that was in there in front of the filter but it was in the way of the 4$ part so I left it out so the part would fit better. Is it needed? I think I just need to get a picture to help represent what I'm trying to describe a little better... Razz
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