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Hi my golf lets in water when it rains heavy or I hose the car down and as of yet have not traced the point of entry for the leak(it is not the door seals have already checked)can others that have had the same problem give me ideas were to look please.

Many thanks in hope.
 

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Hi It is leaking in one particular area benind the drivers seat soaking the mat and carpet on the right hand side.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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Got to be a door seal really can't think of much else it could be, water can run from many places so it could be the front door or the boot.

Think about where you park your car? Uphill, downhill, to the left etc etc.

Other than that advice i can't help sorry....[xx(]
 

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My car is parked on a incline and the seals are ok I have tested them, the water seems to come up through the carpet and not sit on top.

Anyone have any ideas, please.
 

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if the water is dirty it means there is a hole in your car underneath if it is clean the water is coming from the top somwhere.....
 

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Unable to tell what colour the water is due to it being underneath the carpet and not on top.

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"...car is parked on a incline..."

I am thinking, facing up the hill?

If this is the case, and the water is under the carpet, it is very likely that the water is running under the carpet to the back of the car. Door seals are more likely to pond on top of the carpets so have a look under the bonnet where the bulkhead is. This may be covered by a plastic cover, but you are looking to see if the drain holes are chocked with leaves. If this is clear the two cars I have done recently were: heater unit not sealed correctly, water in passenger side only.

Drivers side on a different car had three problems, Fuse box lid had a twisted seal, Cable for bonnet release has a rubber grommet round it that had been pushed into the car, and finally the bottom bolt for the wiper motor was not fully secured and letting a small amount of water in.

Lifted the carpet, removed the under felt and replaced it then put it back together. Job done.
 

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Jazz man, did you manage to get your leak fixed? Ive got exactly the same problem but on the passenger side. water in the rear foot well between the mat and the carpet. I know it's been a while since you posted this message but any help would be appreciated, thanks.
 

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hey, dunno if this helps but try taking your door card off (the side where it is leaking) and undo the metal plate just enough so the bottom of it can be pulled away and put sum sealer round the bottom half then put the plate back on. Make sure you use soft sealer tho like rubber gasket sealer that doesnt go hard or you will have a job getting it off in the future lol. usually water can leak through here sounds stupid but it usually fixed the problem :)
 

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common fault it seems with vw's, mine included, after much t'internet searchin & some great help from one on here, I've discovered that its the vent behind the rear bumper that needs to be resealed.

remove bumper & silicone up vent...should be as good as new again.

how you remove the bumper is another thing, rear lights etc have to come out, so I'll be sending mine to someone who knows what they're at :D
 

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Guys, if you have sunroofs check out this post http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?&id=1909676&postid=39610774#39610774
- I followed the instructions (after trying for ages to rod it thru with a wire) & fixed the front sunroof drain holes
in 2 minutes. For the rear ones, see my post in the same thread (from Gwenyn) on finding the bu88ers.

Of course, finding a blocked drain is not always the same as curing all your leaks, but we live in hope!

Simon, Dublin
 

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Hi just a update on my water leak problem, eventually took it to vw who stripped the carpet out and water tested it for 2-3 days eventually they said they had found where the water was coming in.

Went to the stealers the tech(muppet) showed me where the water was coming in round the bottom of the door seal,the area had started to rust badly,but the guy said we will fix it.

Now just over a year on the same area has the same problem not quite as bad, but still wet enough to need to use a cloth to soak it up.

Am reluctant to go back to vw as they charged me over ?200 pound for the problem that took them nearly a year to sought out, but now has returned

This seems a common problem on the mk4's , I will have to get a new door seal .

Hope anyone with the same problem has better luck.[:(]
 

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One other thing water only gets in mine when it is parked on the drive facing upwards at an angle, not when facing down.

Anyone draw any conclusions from this as I need HELP it is driving me mad.

Thanks for the rant.[:cool:]
 

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HHHHEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPP.[help]

I got in the car today and Lake Windermere was sat in the passenger rear footwell!![:O] I've looked at the previous posts and mine was parked half on the kerb with the driver side higher than the passenger side. I have a sunroof and NOTHING ELSE IS WET, seats, sunroof, rooflining all bone dry. [:cool:]

Last night i went onto the M^ and the heavens opened, i hit loads of standing water and actually lost control of the car for a few seconds, aquaplaning[au]. I also went through some pretty deep puddles which i cut through instead of aquaplanning. I can't help but think this had something to do with it.[*-)]

Any suggestions folks cause i can't have water in the car with me 10 week old lad [:(]

Craig
 

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First thing to check is sunroof drainage
Right, the only problem with that is the sunroofs buggered too [^o)]

It will tilt but won't go back as it gets stuck with the cover on the inside, this inside cover has come off the rails so to speak, i've tried shifting it but it won't budge so i can't open it backwards

I know i shouldn't say it but when i had my old car i never had any problems, i've had nothing but grief with the vw, mechanically its solid tho
 

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If you can pop over to Rochdale at some point this weekend,we can take a good look and see what's what.
 

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If you can pop over to Rochdale at some point this weekend,we can take a good look and see what's what.
Oh that would be ace if you would mate, i did fix the sunroof for a bit after i bought it but seems to not wanna budge now. I think Sunday would be best for me, what about you?
 
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