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Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

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Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by Litty » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:46 am

The floor on the passengers side behind the drivers seat is very wet, we have mopped it up on several occasions over the last 4 days and then today removed about half a bucket of water with a vacuum. Is this possibly a blocked air con pipe? Also noticed the air con water is not dripping out the bottom of the car when you park. Where would I locate the air con drain pipe so that I can check if it is this that is blocked? Could it be anything else causing this problem - there is no sun roof.



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Re: Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by fazool » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:09 am

Litty wrote:The floor on the passengers side behind the drivers seat is very wet.
What model and what year is your car? How old is it? RHD or LHD ?


Litty wrote:Is this possibly a blocked air con pipe? Also noticed the air con water is not dripping out the bottom of the car when you park. Where would I locate the air con drain pipe so that I can check if it is this that is blocked? Could it be anything else causing this problem - there is no sun roof.

That's a good line of thinking. Obvious, but necessary question, you can rule out rain, right ?it's not rain, right ?

If you run your car with A/C on and let it sit still and there is no puddle underneath (if its real hot outside that is) and if you have no rain recently, I think you found your source - a plugged A/C drain hose.

I read another S40 owner had a blocked A/C drain and the water collected and was blown under the driver seat through the heat ducts and drenched the rear floor.

So, check the air vents under the seats - inside they are probably running water (with A/C on) - this will confirm the source.



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Re: Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by fazool » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:11 am

Looks like a common problem with (as you suspected) a faulty A/C drain line

read this

http://www.volvo-forums.com/t19605-water-leak.htm



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Re: Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by osman » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:36 pm

your heater core could be leaking


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Re: Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by fazool » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:44 pm

Yes. Good point.

Is the liquids clean water or is it sweet slippery like engine coolant?

Is your coolant tank down any fluid ?



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Re: Water under drivers seat back passenger floor

Post by Qanonim » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:13 am

Where is placed drain pipe from ac.



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