Wet Car

Discussion in 'Interior' started by rod smith, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. rod smith

    rod smith New Member

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    Evening all .Any advise on this would be welcome .My c 180 has been standing all day in the pooring rain .When i started to drive it there was a mass of water suddenly appear in the passenger footwell looks like it came via the heating duct .Is this normal ? sure it cant be is there anything to look for to avoid this again Oh before i forget it never does it when i wash the car Thanks in advance for your help.:confused:
     
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    carat 3.6 MB Enthusiast

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    Probabliy a blocked drain in the scuttle panel, where the blower motor draws air.
     
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    stwat MB Enthusiast

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    Yes take the covers off and clean all the crap out that will have gathered over the years.
     
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    prprandall51 MB Enthusiast

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    Or it could be an incorrectly fitted pollen filter cover; though I offer this comment based on common reasons for water in the footwell, rather than based on knowledge of the C-class.
     
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    crockers MB Enthusiast

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    Was the passenger window fully closed?
     
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    Piff MB Enthusiast

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    Has it got a sunroof?
    Had this once with a blocked drain pipe from the channels around a sunroof
     
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    rod smith

    rod smith New Member

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    No sunroof but thanks for your help
     
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