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Water In Floor Board

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I have a strange problem. 1993 Marq. Wife is 99% sure that no window was left open and nothing was spilled. So I am left to wonder how the heck the back floor board, pass side was FLOODED. Even the floor mat was soaked. Under the seat and front floor board are fine, but just the back board is soaked. Seats are dry, no water anywhere else. Anyone got ANY idea how this could be happening. We did have a decent amount of rain this last couple weeks. This one has me stumped.
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97cv said:
I realize this is an old thread, but did you ever figure out the leak. I have the same problem on my wifes 1997 Crown Vic. Had a "old dishrag" smell, so I pulled back the carpet behind the drivers seat and the foot well was drenched. I need to locate the leak and then get rid of the smell in the carpet padding. Would appreciate input on where the water is coming in from and also on how to get rid of the smell. We've had the car since new and it just happened this last winter.
my crown vic gets water in the passenger side foot area as well. The wire access whole in the firewall behind the glove box seems to leak water. I am guessing it is cracked weather stripping around the windshield. I just pulled out one of the rubber plugs underneath the seat well to keep the water draining out.
Freshmeat said:
ajone, your issue sounds more like a blown heater core. Have you been losing coolant lately?

It could also be bad weatherstripping- we just had a new windshield installed in our 2004 Escape and it's already leaking.
No way is it the heater core. The leak has been there for 5 years. I have taken the glove box out and pulled out the carpet when it was raining. Bingo, there was the water dripping right in the wire harness access whole. It is probably getting in by the blower some how. No big deal. I removed the plug in the chassis underneath the passenger seat and now the water just drips right through. No more soggy floor. It would really get wet too. There must have been 2 gallons of water soaked up into the carpet and insulation.
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