2004 Ford Taurus wet flooring

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
Recently, when it rains the drivers side carpeting both front and back gets extremely wet (to the point of pools of water forming). Cannot see any water dripping from under dashboard (which is a common Ford fault) and it is only on the drivers side not the passengers side.
This only happens when raining so I am assuming there is a leak somewhere, Any ideas/suggestions?

Thanks.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 12:39 PM

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Tiny
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Pull carpeting up and see if there is a plug missing on floor.
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 1:18 PM
Tiny
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IMMA JEEP CJ KINDA GUY, ON OCCASION I MESS AROUND WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS CARS.I DON'T KNOW A LOT ABOUT YOUR CAR

ON SOME VEHICLES (YOURS?) LEAVES AND DEBRIS BUILD UP AROUND THE FIREWALL AREA AND IN DRAIN SLOTS---MAYBE EVEN WAY DOWN IN CRACKS AND CREVASSES WHERE YOU CANNOT SEE THEM.

INVESTIGATE WITH A GOOD FLASHLIGHT, A HAND MIRROR OR INSPECTION MIRROR

EVEN RUNNING WATER INTO IT MAY NOT BACK UP TO THE TOP, AS IT MAY BE "BARELY" DRAINING OUT OR ALSO GOING INTO THE COCKPIT

THE LEAVES AND CRAP CLOSE OFF DRAIN HOLES--THE WATER STARTS BACKING UP IN THE VOID

SINCE WATER "NEVER WAS SUPPOSED TO DO THAT"---THE VEHICLE'S MANUFACTURER DID NOT "WATERPROOF" THE AREA--THEY SORTA "SHINGLE" PLASTIC PARTS OVER EACH OTHER SO WATER WILL "SHED OFF" AND DRAIN (IN A PERFECT WORLD), THESE "SHINGLED PLASTIC COVERS" STILL KEEP AIR FROM GETTING IN THRU THE FIREWALL.

IF THE WATER BACKS UP, ---UNDER AND BETWEEN THE SHINGLES IT GOES! (LIKE AN ICE DAM ON YOUR ROOF LETS WATER CREEP UNDER THE SHINGLES)

A SHOP VAC MAY GET THE BIGGEST PORTIONS OF THE DEBRIS OUT---MAYBE INSERTING A 1/2 INCH OR SO HEATER HOSE INTO YOUR SHOP-VAC'S HOSE AND SEALING IT WITH DUCT TAPE MIGHT ALLOW YOU TO VACUUM DEEPER INTO THE VOID.

AFTER THAT, MAYBE USING A PIECE OF WIRE, AND SORTA "JEWGING" INTO THE DRAIN HOLE WHILE RUNNING WATER INTO IT, UNTIL IT IS CLEAN.

KEEP US INFORMED ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 AT 8:04 PM

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