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    I have a citroen c3 only 5 years old for some reason it has started pooling water on the carpets mostly front drivers side and back drives side and back passenger side is damp whereas front passenger side is completly dry.

    I have done the obvious checks for broken seals windscreens up etc etc and everything seems fine, its quite alot of water as i have had to soak it up with sponges a couple times over past few days.

    Have taken it to two garages and both seemed clueless without wanting to try and figure out whats happening

    Anyone have any idea what could be causing this the water seems to be coming from nowhere!!!

    21 Comments

    have you checked up inside your wheel arches to check for rust holes

    Original Poster

    the car was stod still for a week when it filled up so the water cant have gone upwards!

    could be a faulty heater matrix, or even a leaking air-con pipe?

    ctuk;4339031

    could be a faulty heater matrix



    +1, is the water level going down in the cooling system?, i.e. where you top up the radiator

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    ctuk;4339031

    could be a faulty heater matrix, or even a leaking air-con pipe?



    no its just water no antifreeze or anything in it so it isnt the heater

    from googling i thought maybe a blocked evaporator drain but the garage i took it to didnt even seem to want to consider that :oops:

    mite be some one playing a trick on you to have you put in a funy home..

    Original Poster

    ian whiteley;4339133

    mite be some one playing a trick on you to have you put in a funy home..




    i belonged there a long time ago :thumbsup: :whistling:

    Found this on a forum. May be of use:thumbsup:

    ]http//ww…941

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    Jefflan22;4339254

    Found this on a forum. May be of … Found this on a forum. May be of use:thumbsup:]http://www.citroen-owners-club.co.uk/citroen/index.php?showtopic=4941



    thanks! but i dont have a sunroof

    Or maybe this?
    Leonard Crane's solution to water in footwells: "Removal of windscreen wipers and plastic fascia above the bonnet reveals a flaw in the Citroen's bulkhead design. Just behind the windscreen wiper fascia there is a small 16 inch x 3 inch piece of black
    foam sheeting which Citroen has glued across a gap above the bulkhead. The purpose is to catch rain water as it comes down the windscreen and direct it towards the drivers side inner wing drain channel. In hot weather the glue starts to soften, the foam comes unstuck, and when it next rains water goes straight down the screen onto the bulkhead, the design of which is such that any water landing here is channeled directly down in between the panels into the passenger footwell. The cure is to remove the flimsy piece of foam used by Citroen. Cut a
    piece in a similar pattern but 3-4 inches longer and approx 2 inch higher, from something waterproof and flexible (eg new flooring vinyl). Fix with plenty of silicon bathroom sealant but cut to allow a small overlap to go onto the wiper motor box, and enough length for the channel formed to clear the end into the drivers side drain well. When fitting the new rain guard the higher the new cover sits the better as this allows for larger volumes of rain to be directed away, but be careful not to obstruct the wiper drive rods which operate above the bulkhead, try the
    wiper motor before replacing any bits. The end by the driver's side needs to be siliconed at the lower end in the bottom of the gully as before and also onto the cable conduit that sits above, thus forming a large wide channel with an edge so water will not pass around the back of it."

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    Jefflan22;4339313

    Or maybe this?Leonard Crane's solution to water in footwells: "Removal of … Or maybe this?Leonard Crane's solution to water in footwells: "Removal of windscreen wipers and plastic fascia above the bonnet reveals a flaw in the Citroen's bulkhead design. Just behind the windscreen wiper fascia there is a small 16 inch x 3 inch piece of blackfoam sheeting which Citroen has glued across a gap above the bulkhead. The purpose is to catch rain water as it comes down the windscreen and direct it towards the drivers side inner wing drain channel. In hot weather the glue starts to soften, the foam comes unstuck, and when it next rains water goes straight down the screen onto the bulkhead, the design of which is such that any water landing here is channeled directly down in between the panels into the passenger footwell. The cure is to remove the flimsy piece of foam used by Citroen. Cut apiece in a similar pattern but 3-4 inches longer and approx 2 inch higher, from something waterproof and flexible (eg new flooring vinyl). Fix with plenty of silicon bathroom sealant but cut to allow a small overlap to go onto the wiper motor box, and enough length for the channel formed to clear the end into the drivers side drain well. When fitting the new rain guard the higher the new cover sits the better as this allows for larger volumes of rain to be directed away, but be careful not to obstruct the wiper drive rods which operate above the bulkhead, try thewiper motor before replacing any bits. The end by the driver's side needs to be siliconed at the lower end in the bottom of the gully as before and also onto the cable conduit that sits above, thus forming a large wide channel with an edge so water will not pass around the back of it."




    thanks again the garage did take a look at that and deemed it not to be the issue, and the front passenger footwell is the only one actually staying dry

    Yeah, almost everything I can find relates mainly to the passenger side.
    Will keep looking anyway. Someone must have had the same problem before.

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    Jefflan22;4339410

    Yeah, almost everything I can find relates mainly to the passenger … Yeah, almost everything I can find relates mainly to the passenger side.Will keep looking anyway. Someone must have had the same problem before.



    thanks ive googled lots and like u say most relates to passenger side, its driving me nuts!

    does the driver side door shut properly?

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    Posted - 25 February 2004 : 16:10:17
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    C3 Pluriel was seen to take a hammering on Water Ingress....
    Citroen have told customers to use Vaseline to seal these
    leaks
    I think this refers to the door seals.

    Pluun;4340476

    Posted - 25 February 2004 : 16:10:17 … Posted - 25 February 2004 : 16:10:17 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------C3 Pluriel was seen to take a hammering on Water Ingress....Citroen have told customers to use Vaseline to seal these leaksI think this refers to the door seals.


    the pluriel had the removable leaky roof

    Original Poster

    ctuk;4340474

    does the driver side door shut properly?



    yup all doors shut fine and seals seem fine

    Original Poster

    Pluun;4340476

    Posted - 25 February 2004 : 16:10:17 … Posted - 25 February 2004 : 16:10:17 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------C3 Pluriel was seen to take a hammering on Water Ingress....Citroen have told customers to use Vaseline to seal these leaksI think this refers to the door seals.



    have checked all the seals and no leaks

    is it wetter after rain?
    Do you suffer a weak bladder?
    do you wash your car with the doors open?


    I'm out of ideas, if you want a quick fix... drill a few drainage holes under the carpet (I wouldn't recommend this but it would be better than a mouldy interior?

    Original Poster

    ctuk;4341361

    is it wetter after rain? Do you suffer a weak bladder? do you wash your … is it wetter after rain? Do you suffer a weak bladder? do you wash your car with the doors open?I'm out of ideas, if you want a quick fix... drill a few drainage holes under the carpet (I wouldn't recommend this but it would be better than a mouldy interior?



    tbh the rain doesnt seem to be makin a great deal of difference but its hard to tell since the floor is so wet anyways :?

    lol at weak bladder ummmm no

    **** u mean the car should be washed with em closed? :x maybe thats where im goin wrong :whistling:

    could be a number of things, air con fault ..... or rain water is usually less probable...

    Air con is highly possible as its common on certain citroens, though some garages will deny this as air con can be awkward to diagnose and correct. Though all symptoms you have explained is a genuine problem of air con fault, and usually happens after its left standing and air con not on...
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    cant emphasise enough that most possibilities are covered on the citroen owners web site...

    and I know its a c3 thing but it also happens on C4's too, so you may wish to check out the c4 owners web site tooo.....

    membership is free, and it also points you in the direction of further help if you need it

    by the way a friend had the same problem and got it sorted after two trips to a reputable citroen garage...

    good luck :))
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