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Re: 51 Kangoo - water in passenger side footwells

Originally Posted by batfink5 View Post
When you say you have checked the drains how did you do this?
Visual inspection. Took out some sort of access panel on drivers side, and a "gutter" thing (what is that for ?) underneath - and pulled the plastic panel out a bit on the passenger side (as far as it would go without taking wiper arms off). I could see clear drain holes at each end.
I would be inclined to go into the scuttle area and ensure all the drain channels are clear ...i know some Renaults had a channel in the centre unsure if the Kangoo does but someone on here will know ..plenty threads on here showing how to access and clean the drains ...think both your issues are connected
That was sort of the next step in the absence of better advice. Looks like it just needs the wiper arms off and then the whole plastic cover will come off.

Originally Posted by Dancingdad View Post
Reminds me of a mate who had a Mk1 Cortina Estate.
Hey, I'm used to Land Rovers - there's an old joke about them ...
Why do the floors leak in a Land Rover ? To let the water out that leaked in through the roof I always try and park my 90 facing downhill as it has a common leak in the gutter, and if parked flat then the gutter channel fills with water - and the inner side of it holds a fair bit
And I had a Mk II Escort with a sunroof. Never could get it watertight, so I used to park that facing downhill (as it kept least water that way) and leave a washing up bowl on the driver's seat.

Scuttle drains are always favourite on Megs, Scenics, Kangoos.

Not only must top end be clear of mud, gunge, leaves etc but drain pipes as well.
When you hose down the screen, you should be able to see water draining from inside the wheel arch inner covers.
Yes I could see water running out, but I'll take a closer look.

Originally Posted by A55ii View Post
I don't know if the Kangoo sill structure is the same as the Clio ?
The Clio has drain holes in the sills that block for a past time and the over flow for them is into the cabin about halfway back of the front seats.
That's certainly something that would fit with my observations - though where the water is getting into the sill is another matter
The method of clearing these on the Clio is ; with the car facing down hill, remove the rear part of the front wheel arch liner (and the sound insulation stuffing) then at the bottom is a drain hole, remove debris and you will probably have water running out. Be sure to pull all debris out not push it in !
Right, I'll check that too.

Just need some nice weather after work tomorrow ...
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