Originally Posted by xjodiex
i thought my water problem in the footwell of passenger back seat area had been solved thinking it was due to the flap being missing on the wheel arch its back !!!! i need information (i am a girl ) so it needs to be step by step on how to check the tubes where rain water comes from??? i think this may be my problem ......ive already paid for the coroded wires being replaced but the guy didnt really help with locating how the water was getting there so i need this sorted asap also does anyone know if the megane cc have the same drainage tubes as u would on a car with a sunroof with the whole top being glass?? and also info on how to remove the carpets from the back seat area i can only get it so far from front seat the carpet
seems to go under the back seats and with it being a convertable i cant see how i can remove the back seat to get the carpet out and dry underneath any help would be greatly thanked
The tubes mentioned in many threads are for teh area around the sunshine roof; tubes run down the A and C pillars into the wheel arches, to allow to escape any water that makes its way past the edge of the roof. These tubes often get blocked, hence the threads how to unblock.
For teh CC, with a single piece glass roof, there will not be any such drains.
The scuttle drains (under the plastic cover, below the wiper blades) allow water running off the windscren to run into the front wheel arches. Renault fit a rubber flap in teh hole, and these tend to get gunged up, and so stop the water escaping. Clear teh flaps, clear teh water, clean the edges so the flap does not stick, and the possibility that a lake of water would collect in teh scuttle and enter the car through the air vent is removed.
In teh case of teh CC, you will have many other places that can allow water in; unfortunately, every car will be different, and so you will have to develop a set of techniques to find them.
1. Dry area, and then use talc to detect the fresh flow.
2. Be inside the car and get someone to play a hose over each area in turn, to work out the leak. (Start at the bottom, and work up each panel and joint in turn. Try to keep areas that have not yet been investigated dry.)
3. Inspect teh seals and confirm that they are sound, uncreased, have no wires impairing the function, etc.
4. Be aware how you park the car, to see if the run-off makes a difference.
5. For the short time it takes to find the problem, take out the (spare) seats and carpets, so you have dry access everywhere, and can see small amounts of water.