I've been kind of suspicious about crap building up in the front fenders and in the sideskirts. I couldn't believe what I found though -
That is 4 pounds of soggy gunk I've been carting around, and it was preventing drainage as well. First you take out the pop rivets for the sideskirts and the fender liner (whatever ones are in your way). Pop out the center and pull them out, they all work the same:
Unclip the fender liner and pull it out:
OMG!! I actually keep the visable parts of my car very clean, this freaked me out:
The passenger side (above) has some black insulation - I cut the bottom of it off so it wouldn't wick up moisture, and cleaned everything out with a hose, toothbrush, and simple green to get rid of any salt. Now this crack allows drainage again!
Don't forget the extra pound in your sideskirt: