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Renault Scenic 1 - General Advice On Interior Water Ingress

I have an R reg Scenic and have always noticed a sloshing sound coming from the passengers side but never though much of it.
Now it is leaking big time - about 2 inches of water in the footwell under both front seats, soaked carpets and water in the storage compartments in the back.
I have read several forums and they all appear to suggest its caused by a blocked drainpipe in the sunroof - when trying to remove this pipe and blow through to remove the blockage the pipe was stuck fast and would not come off - I am loath to take it to the garage as I am paying back a loan of 1,500 for a new transmission I had to have fitted recently.
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Hi,

I'm the exact same - it's gone really bad recently with all the rain we've gotten.

I've got a suspicion that mine might be to do with the ariel - anyone know if that is possible? Reason I think that is I never had a problem with leaks, however one day I stupidly forgot to put down the ariel when going through a carwash and it got pushed back fairly far, almost breaking off. The next day during a heavy shower of rain I noticed a small trickle of water coming in through the interior lights.

It never did do that again though so I thought nothing more of it - but now that it's started to fill the rear compartments I'm beginning to wonder. Maybe yours is the same? Either that or like other poeple think it could be the sunroof drain pipe.

Let me know if you get yours sorted- might help me fix mine!
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Sloshing sound

Yeh - I've seen similar probs., in different types of cars over the years. Whilst the sunroof can leak it normally doesn't cause water ingress to this extent. I would check the air intake area for the heater (normally just in front of the windscreen) - this area will have drainage holes which tend to get blocked by leaves etc. When the water can't get away it flows through the heater air inlet down the back of the carpets and ends up runing towards the back of the car. If the car is fitted with a pollen filter you'll probably find its needs replacing. Remember if air can get into the cab so can water - always check the easy bits first. Let us know what happens. Unfortunately water ingress to this extent can cause aditional damage (rotted carpets, short circuits in wiring, etc) - get it sorted ASAP or you'll hit worse problems in the near future. Hope this helps.
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Hi

What I can't understand is how the drainpipe from the sunroof can effect the underneath of the front seats..where is the water coming out?
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Welcome to the forums. If it is leakage from the sunroof it can run down either the front pillars or down the seatbelt guides (see if seatbelt is wet). Other causes are the arial (remove and reseal with silicone), or the rear light clusters or as noel says the air intake.

ps. no need to remove the drainpipes, just blow through from above or rod them with a flexible net curtain wire.
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