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post #26 of 106 (permalink) Old 14th December 2007
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wet wet wet

Had exactly the same problem last year (s reg 1.6)
The problem is caused by a build up of silt and debris blocking the drainage outlet behind the front wheels (where if you have them, the front mudflaps would be).
Water runs down the windscreen, when this drain becomes blocked the water overflows into the sill and then through
to the floor. The sloshing is the water trapped between the 2 floor levels. Unscrew hexagonal screws holding plastic in place at the back of the wheelarch behind wheel, carefully pull out about an inch and wash/scrape out the gunge.
Any water trapped in the sills can be drained by removing the bungs in sill about 6 inches in front of back wheels. I dried out the car by removing the carpet from the floorbins in the back, stuffing with towels, and driving round, finally using a fan heater for a day.
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Welcome to the forum Blue Billy.

Thanks for your advice,I'm sure that other members will find it usefull.

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hi i had same sloshing and have no sunroof,found sills full of water,i cleaned holes in sills & cleared drain holes in front of windscreen,also removed 3 screws behind front wheels &pulled back plastic arch covers there was about 6 inches of mud cleared &flushed out mud, water now runs down a lot quicker,only problem now is drying out carpets,but no water coming in now & theres been plenty rain up here since then .cheers andy
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Question Another Leaky One

Hi folks, new to the forum.

My wifes Scenic '01 RXE has a leak but the leak shows up in the headling cloth in the passenger side above the door pillar.

The garage have taken a look a few times and the last time they said they sealed up " a few things", but no luck. Previously I poked a long piece of curtain wire down the drainhole, but that did'nt do the trick. Had a very quick look last week when it was raining and the water seems to be coming out from the sunroof alright (near the connection for the yellow (drain ?) pipe and is then running down the headling and collecting where it is.

Should I have a go and cleaning the area behind the front mud flap having removed the plastic wheel arch protector or should I try something else first.

Any advice much appreciated


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Hi josh1959 - dfeinitely worth checking behind the inner plastic cover behind the fornt wheel as crud can cause blockage - you could also try poking a piece of wire upwards - dont use any form of air pressure as it could cause the pipe to split or blow off its connecton. I use and old piece of stretchy curtain wire whilst I have also used and old guiter string (lower E is best)
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