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SOAKED FLOORBOARDS! HELP!

1997 Acura Integra

Interior problem
1997 Acura Integra 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

I got in my car this morning and noticed that my floor mat on the driver side was wet. I looked under it and it was soaked. My curiosity led me to check the rest of the floorboards and I noticed that they are soaked all the way around. The seats are dry and the best I can tell so is everything else. The condensation buildup is awful. It did snow a couple of days ago and rained a couple of days before that. Unfortunately this is not the first time that this has happened. It did happen a few months back, but it stopped doing it and I haven't had another issue with it until now. I just thought I had back luck. I'm taking it in to have it looked at in a few days, but I would like to have an idea of what I'm dealing with. I've been reading posts all day and everyone else's leaky car is centralized to one area where mine is puddled everywhere. Any ideas?

BTW: I was in a rear end collision a couple of years ago and the repair job on it was pretty shoddy. Don't know if this has anything to do with it or not.

Thanks!
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Applegirl07
December 13, 2008.




The first thing that comes to mind is a plugged vent. On the air intake vents below the windshield is a vent that takes in fresh air for the cabin. It also takes in water and snow. If the drain gets plugged you can have an overflow in to the cabin of the car.

Second suggestion if the first does not cure the problem is to think about a leak at a window. I have seen a window and in the case I am referring to, the windshield, start to rust the metal where the window contacts the frame of the car. Once that was located the rust could be neutralized and the windshield resealed.

Good luck!

Bruce Hunt
Dec 16, 2008.
I took it to my mechanic and it turns out it was a window/door issue. The plastic water seal in the door panel had started coming apart on both sides of the car, causing water to just pour into the floorboards. I sucked up about a gallon of water with a shop vac the other day and there's mold all over the door. Nasty stuff.

Thanks for the input!
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Applegirl07
Dec 16, 2008.

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