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This is a discussion on Water Pool Rear Passenger Floor within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So here's the problem. A few days ago I walk out to my car to notice that there is a ...

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    Water Pool Rear Passenger Floor

    So here's the problem. A few days ago I walk out to my car to notice that there is a giant puddle of water sitting on my rear passenger side floor. A few cuss words and a bathroom towel later I mop up the mess and conclude that it had to be shoddy window weather striping causing the problem, because we've had straight weeks of rain up where I live. My only apprehension was that there was no moisture on the inside doors or seats where water would have contacted if it had dripped down. That and the stripping along the windows looked fine ie: no cracks and no seal problems. A day goes by and I pass it off as a one time thing. Of course I walk out this morning to find yet another puddle of water in the same location, smaller in size than the first one...but a puddle non-the less. As we had no rain last night I have to f-ing idea now as to where the water is coming from. I dug around and concluded the water had to be coming from some wiring area underneath the passenger seat. I have heated seats if that has anything to do with it? I'm super frustrated and would greatly appreciate any help. Here are some pictures.
    View From Front Looking Back:

    View From Back Looking Front: No...It's not the Redbull smart asses.)

    Where the F-ING puddle is:
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    That sux man...maybe the red bull spilled.....

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    Did you chk the AC condensation hose by the dowpipe on the firewall of the engine bay? Usually cloggs and backs up into the cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pzr2874 View Post
    Did you chk the AC condensation hose by the dowpipe on the firewall of the engine bay? Usually cloggs and backs up into the cab.
    No I haven't, what exactly should I be looking for when I go to check it? (Only had my wrx for two months, still new to all of it). That would make sense seeing how I hadn't had problems with it before I had to take the intercooler out and such to change transmission fluid. And was tearing through the engine bay to change spark plugs. Maybe it got knocked loose or something in the process. Only thing that doesn't make sense is I don't really use my AC, I just roll the windows down most of the time. I'll check the hose if someone would be kind enough to explain/show exactly what I should look for. Thanks alot!

    EDIT: Just thought though...if it was the AC condensation hose that was causing the problem, wouldn't I have a pool of water on the front passenger floor and not the rear passenger floor? The front and back are separated by the hump in the floor underneath the front passenger seat...correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Its a black hose that is cut on one side. Its left open so it drips down onto the ground and not into the car like youre experiencing. The chances of you doing something to it is highly unlikely. Not the first time ive heard of it getting clogged. I used to be a mechanic before i got into an argument with the manager and quit haha. It just happens over time and gets backed up. Just look for a black hose hanging and not going to anywhere. Usually you can disconnect it and see what the problem is, or use a blow gun of some sort and force air into it and itll clean it out.

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    Going to re-hash and bump an old post as I finally figured out what my problem was. Hopefully this might help another person solve a similar problem. I spent a whole winter with frozen water on my rear passenger floor and got got absolutely fed up with my "phantom" leak once spring rolled around.

    Let me add that my WRX has a factory moon-roof.

    To make a long story short, a couple months ago I tore apart the interior of my car, took out the seats and pulled up the carpet. I also removed all the interior trim on the passenger side of the vehicle. I was searching for avenues and locations of a where the water was coming from.

    I opened the moon-roof and checked the drain holes/rails making sure there were no obstructions. Frustrated I poured a bottle of water into the drain hole. Low and behold I heard water dripping onto the front passenger floor. A closer look revealed that the moon-roof drain hose had been pulled into the interior of the car. The hose is located behind the lower piece of trim below the right hand side of the glove box.

    I determined that I must have accidentally pulled it up enough to come inside the vehicle when I was disabling my day time running lights a year ago. Hence why I felt like such a jackass.

    Moon-roof + Leak = Check drain hoses
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