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water leak rear footwell

Postby cococola » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:54 pm

My morris minor convertible leaks rain water into the drivers rear footwell and I cant see where it is coming from, can anybody advise please. :?
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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby Plin » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:39 pm

Boring guess - is the windscreen surround a bit iffy?
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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby The vast minority » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:09 am

Best advice I have is first, get the carpets out until you have found and fixed the leak. make sure all others are dry or remove them as well and ventilate the car well.

To find the leak, get in the car and have an assistant gently spray it with a hose fitted with the watering can type attachment which best simulates rain. You could also use a watering can with sprinkler on it.

Then, just look for the leak, it will present itself directly or it will present itself indirectly, If it shows up directly (water hits car, car leaks at same point) then great, if it shows up indirectly (water enters car but comes out at a place different to where it entered) then you can still find the area the leak is occurring but it takes a bit more experimenting.

Should take 5 minutes max, 6 if you remove the carpet first.


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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby old english white » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:32 pm

There are so many places a Minor can leak and even more if it is a convertible :raz: As others have said it is probably best to be inside the car when it is either raining or somebody else is playing a hose (gently) on the outside. On my car it was a perished rear quarter window rubber. Fairly easy to fit a new rubber in my case.
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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby cococola » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:27 pm

Well I've gone to work in Morris today and having removed rear carpets I can see the water is coming from the rear quarter seal's. My driver's side is flooded in the rear. Should I replace the seal's or reseal them?
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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby old english white » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:44 pm

I suppose you could try to re-seal them but it is an easy job to simply buy new ones and fit them :)
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Re: water leak rear footwell

Postby cococola » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm

new seals arrived and fitted today so Im just waiting for the rain :D
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