2000 Chevy Impala Wet carpet on passenger side after rain

Tiny
TKANICKI
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,500 MILES
This problem was noticed about six months ago and I have not been able to determine the cause.
We have owned the car since new (original owners) and is not garaged. The car is normally backed into the driveway which has a slight slope toward the street and this wet carpet condition had never presented itself in any form until recently.
The windshield was damaged and replaced about five years ago. Water leakage into the passenger cabin had never been a problem until about six months ago. The drain on thew air conditioner condensef has been verified to be clear and draining properly. We are stumped as to the source of this problem. Please help !
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 7:46 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Are you sure it is water and not coolant? Also, try this. Take a flash light and craw under the dash and look for evidence of a leak. If you have a helper, have them spray the windshield with a hose while you watch for leaks. Chances are that is where the leak is coming from. Also, check under the vehicle to make sure there are no rust holes. And check the weather stripping around the door and window. One final thing, I had a similar problem a few years ago. It was actually water leaking through the gasket that the antenna passes through to get outside. The gasket came out and water was leaking in.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
TAKECHARGESARGE
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Hi tkanicki,

I just recently had a similar problem with my 2000 Chevy Impala.

I remembered that I had changed the cabin air filter a few months prior. We get rain so infrequently here in southern California that it took that long to find out that the weather seal had slipped out of position and the rain was coming inside. Now that I have put the weather seal back in position, the rain doesn't come inside anymore.

You may want to take a look at the seal on your car and see if it too may have slipped out of position.

Good luck,

TakeChargeSarge
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Monday, February 22nd, 2010 AT 11:08 AM

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