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2008 - 2012 Ford Escape

Hello I have a 2010 escape . I have water on the drives and passenger side floors, the mats are sodden. I sprayed with hose and drove in rain, i can see drip coming down on both sides, I have cleaned out the sunroof and poured water in it, i have sprayed in and around windsheild. I am wondering what and where this cold be. thanks Chris

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Response from akent36

11:26 am April 16, 2017

Try clearing the sunroof drains. They are tubes that are in each corner of the roof cutout.


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Response from kennerg

11:36 am April 16, 2017

Not sure if this will help, we had a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. Under the hood there was a seal to block the rain water from pouring into the HVAC air intake plenum. This weather seal came off and allowed water to run in on top of the cabin air filter and started corroding the fresh air / recirculate door motor. I would check for a condition similar to this for your water leak.


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Response from Member3429

11:38 am April 16, 2017

Typically there are drain tubes that run down the a-pillars. Most of the time these tubes are connected together in sections and there is usually a spot somewhere inside the a-pillar where one or both of them have disconnected. So you have water running down your pillars behind the plastic trim and it is making its way onto the floor. You just need to find where the disconnection has occurred and reconnect it.
There is also a chance that the drains in the corner of the sunroof enclosure have becomes clogged. But typically if this is the case you would have water seeping through your headliner somewhere.

Good luck.


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Response from Member990

12:08 pm April 16, 2017

I have a 2006 Escape. This happened to me only once.

Water only appeared on the floor, nowhere else, so I assumed that it was NOT running down from the overhead (Moonroof, with which my Escape is equipped).

I noticed that the weather stripping around the rear doors was loose / not in position. I could see dirt on the cabin side of the T-strip. So, I re-seating the molding and it never happened again. Look for tell-take road dirt above the rocker panels. If you have it there, then water is coming up underneath the door's molding.


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Response from mkaresh

12:55 pm April 16, 2017

Relaying this for another member who had trouble logging in:

I just wanted to tell that person with the water inside the car what I had to do to fix that. Maybe you can tell him: the car is designed so that water comes in the doors on the outside (at edge of windows) when it's raining heavily (or if you washed it with a hose), but it is supposed to drain out through the holes at the bottom of the door. My holes got clogged. As soon as I had someone unclog the holes by poking something into them from the bottom (and if you are younger and more limber than I, you could do that yourself, but I can't get down on the ground to do it), the problem was solved.


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