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    Drivers footwell is wet.

    Hi i came out this morning to my car to find the drivers footwell very wet, i had noticed it was slightly damp earlier but put it down to water off my shoes. But the problem seems to have got worse, i dont think it can be water leaking into the car as i park the corsa in the garage overnight. Anyone know what the problem is plus how to solve it ? cheers

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    yeah heater matrix mate, its emptying your coolant all over the carpet,

    new heater matrix
    new carpet

    thats what i had to do as the old carpet smelt fusty after a few week

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    oh n a vac that will get the water up i got 6 litres off my footwell

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    Heater maxtrix, it an easy job to do ? plus how much

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    Quote Originally Posted by kemp596 View Post
    Heater maxtrix, it an easy job to do ? plus how much

    probably a right off by the sounds of it mate, sorry to hear, bye bye corsa

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE View Post
    yeah heater matrix mate, its emptying your coolant all over the carpet,

    new heater matrix
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    thats what i had to do as the old carpet smelt fusty after a few week
    Also surely if it was the heater matrix the i would be losing coolant from the the tank, but this is fine.

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    thats the only explanation i can think of might be losing water just not enough to make you realise, when you drive with the heaters on full do they eventually start going cold,
    put heaters on full mate with the fan on full too and go on a long drive see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlieBoh View Post
    probably a right off by the sounds of it mate, sorry to hear, bye bye corsa
    lol, why would it be a right off

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    My mate had this, have you recently moved he battery around. You might have lost the battery cover, when it starts to rain some water will leake through a whole into the footwell. Either that or could be something like transmission fluid? i'm not an expert on the whole engine stuff, but you should give it a good look around to see where it's coming from

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    have you at any time passed wires near the BCM. i had this a while back, wasnt the heater matrix, i had fitted the cover to the BCM (behind the battery) wrong and water was getting in there and soaking the carpet!

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    Wel the good news is it isnt the heater matrix thats leaking. I just dont know how the water is getting in then, ive looked under the bonnet around the drain holes to see if any were blocked but there all fine. So anybody else got any suggestions to what i can try next ?

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    door seals?

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    I'm guessing its a dash out job. Best to speak to someone who's taken the dash out before and see whats the easiest way to tackle it.

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    passanger took a p1ss on your floor ?


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    Could it be anything to do with the air con ? My dads megane had a similar problem with the footwell being wet and it was traced to a problem with the air con.

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    I have an Irmscher Carpet ... Beige .... £50 delivered

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    I've got this aswell, but has been happening for a while. All my heaters still work though and got told if it was the heater matrix they woundn't. It's just the drivers side and sometimes in the back behind the drivers seat. Still dont have a clue what it could be

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    My car has water coming in,i think i tracked the source.....the spongy seal around the brake servo gets saturated, and that lets water into the car. Look up near the top of the pedals,and you'll see water trickling down(try a water can near the scuttle panel/wiper arm area).Also feel the spongy servo seal,is it soaked?I've put some sealant around mine,but it's an arse to get all the way around so only about 1/2 done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tescotrucker View Post

    Thanks for that link

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    Quote Originally Posted by ederz View Post
    door seals?
    +1 .. i hadthis problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by ederz View Post
    door seals?
    +1 .. i hadthis problem

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    I had a f***ed heater matrix after going through a car wash leaving the cooler on full wack (This was during the summer)

    I had loads and loads of water in my footwell just my drivers side and passenger seat behind me. Had to keep filling up the coolant cause the car kept over heating it would loose all water out of the coolant on only a 3 mile trip. The water was subsequently going into my footwell because the heater matrix is just behind your dash by the clutch, you kant miss it, quite easy to get too.

    Id say:
    • Check the temp of your car on a trip - does it go over the half way marker...
    • Is your car excessively drinking coolant water for joke
    • Check if you have any outside leaks, get the car up on a set of ramps and see
    • And finally check your heater matrix just under the dash by pedals, take a drive with the dash off and see if it leaks (PS you will feel the water, it burns! lol)
    • If it does leak its 100% ur heater matrix, maybe that its not fully had it yet thats why heat is still kumin through ur heaters, unscrew it and if its brown and black its on its way out and you need a new 1 RPP £50, Easily a DIY job!
    See how you get on with that.. I kant possibly think it can be anyfink else...

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    Give it a butchers and let me know how u get on :cool:

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    I also have this, but mind is comming from just behind the brake pedal and only when ive got the car wet lol so i reckon its the seal
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    this seems to be a common problem. i think it can be safely said if the car is not losing coolant then the cause is the rubber gasket around the brake servo, this can be accessed both from inside and from outside of the car, hopefully over the next few weeks ill will be giving it a bash at fixing it, so i will post up some form of tut for ppl

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