Not quite a motorhome question

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  1. bernardfeay

    bernardfeay Read Only Funster

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    You guys always know the answer so perhaps you can help me on this one.

    My Ford Mondeo has water in both rear passenger footwells. No shortage of clues on the internet as to how the water might get in. Might be blocked pollen filters, door drains, air con overflow, windscreen fitment. But, my question is how do I find the right sort of garage/mechanic who can track down which one it is and fix it.

    It is all just that bit too complicated for me.
    Thanks
     
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    No help to you but we have that problem with a 1yr old skoda. . Nightmare
     
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    Both rear foot wells? Is there a transmission tunnel between them? If so I would suggest rear window seals running down parcel shelf and into foot wells. It would be unusual and unlucky for both window/door seals to fail.
     
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    Thanks for the response but I am hoping to find an expert who is used to fixing the problem rather than suggestions for me ( fully qualified numpty) to fix it.
     
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    Dey area, then put powder down and when it gets wet again, you will have a trail to follow in the powder. You just have to catch it before the area gets soaked and you cannot tell. I had front foot well wet and that was from the pollen filter not put back properly after a service, but cannot see how this would get you wet in the rear foot wells, or fron Air Con either.
    Word of mouth is the only real way of telling a good garage or maybe "check a trade".
     
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    I would try calling in at or phoning your local Ford dealer, you might get lucky and it be a known problem (y)
     
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    That's an idea. Check out the Mondeo forums.
     
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    As said, a decent Ford dealer would have come across most "weird" problems and SHOULD be able to advise. Can you get underneath and look for any missing grommets in the transmission tunnel etc ??
    Good luck.
    Mitch.
     
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    Was you parked in York?
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    I had similar to this with a Peugeot, I heard water sploshing around and was in the sills they had blocked the drain holes with waxy stuff and a quick poke up all of them with a rod resulted in a 1/2 gallon of water pouring out of them. It can be the same with doors and tailgates. If the level gets too high the water comes in the holes to the inside, that are supposedly covered by tape.
    Have a poke around, welding rod is about right size or thin fencing wire.
     
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    Hi "Bernardfeay"
    By ""a poke up the sills"" they mean where the floor meets the sill, there is about a 20mm crimped and spot welded join. ( the part that runs the length of the car between the front and rear wheel arches and points down towards the ground.) In this join there are several points where small holes, (usually facing slightly towards the rear) are left open, so that any water within the sills can find its way out and fall to the floor. It is possible to insert a 1mm welding rod into these holes and clear any debris or mud that has blocked the holes.
    I have had up to 4 pints of water out of each side on customers cars in the past !!!
    WELL worth a try.
    Sorry for my "tortuous" explanation, but if you are not technically minded there was no other way to get you to the right spot !!
    Mitch. (y)(y)(y).
     
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    Sorry can't advise on anyone to fix it but I had this problem with my mondeo
    In the door frame there is a plastic sheet attached and any water ingress is directed down to the base of the door where it exits through the drain holes. The plastic in mine was damaged allowing the water into the rear foot wells. I relined mine with black plastic bin bags and it remained dry for five years. It was still OK when I sold it.
    Hopefully you can find mechanic/ body shop who can repair it.
     
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