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Old 06-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Passenger front floor wet

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Been running my Bestop fabric doors full-time this season. Last season I threw my full doors on when it rained, but this year I did some extra work on the fabric door fitment, so I decided to run them until fall/winter.

I still have a small gap under the passenger door and found that after driving in rain that the passenger front floor was wet. Not soaked, just a little wet to the touch.

Well, it's raining today and as I was about to pull out of the garage, something made me reach over and check the passenger floor. To my surprise, it was a little damp. I haven't driven in the rain in a while (but I did wash it last weekend) and it's been pretty warm, so I did not expect the floor to be wet.

Now, it's possible that the floor was wet from the carwash, but it's also possible that the floor is getting wet from some other source. I've never really paid attention to the carpet on the passenger side until I started running my fabric doors.

I have a fan running now to dry out the carpet and once I get it dry, will continue to monitor to see if it gets wet when I haven't washed it or been out in the rain.

In the meantime, I figured I pop on here and see if there is anything else I need to check that could be causing this.

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2012 2-door JK sport

Been running my Bestop fabric doors full-time this season. Last season I threw my full doors on when it rained, but this year I did some extra work on the fabric door fitment, so I decided to run them until fall/winter.

I still have a small gap under the passenger door and found that after driving in rain that the passenger front floor was wet. Not soaked, just a little wet to the touch.

Well, it's raining today and as I was about to pull out of the garage, something made me reach over and check the passenger floor. To my surprise, it was a little damp. I haven't driven in the rain in a while (but I did wash it last weekend) and it's been pretty warm, so I did not expect the floor to be wet.

Now, it's possible that the floor was wet from the carwash, but it's also possible that the floor is getting wet from some other source. I've never really paid attention to the carpet on the passenger side until I started running my fabric doors.

I have a fan running now to dry out the carpet and once I get it dry, will continue to monitor to see if it gets wet when I haven't washed it or been out in the rain.

In the meantime, I figured I pop on here and see if there is anything else I need to check that could be causing this.

thanks
It very well could still be wet from the car wash. If you've ever taken the carpet out of the Jeep you'll notice some insulation on the bottom. I was caught in the rain with my Jeep last summer and that insulation holds a good bit of water. Also, there could be a pool of water under the carpet that is keeping it wet.

If I were you, I'd pull the carpet and make sure that it's dry underneath there. That way you won't have to worry about it mildewing and stinking up the Jeep.

Hope this helps!

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Good advice. Everything is dry now so ill keep an eye on it for a bit.

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Have you been running the AC? It could be a clogged evap drain.

I haven't check the Jeep to see where the drain goes but that could be it.
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Missing or loose floor drain plug? Water coming up from underneath?

I (accidentally) loaded my floor boards Saturday driving in Tawas Bay... who knew that when the doors are off, and the water in over the tires... it would come in the doors

Anyway, next day, pulled the carpet up enough to pull the drain plugs, parked it in the sun with no doors or tops, and was dry in about 2 hours...(also removed the insulation from the carpet for future swims)
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Plug is in place.

Haven't run the a/c yet, that I can recall.

I'm hoping it was just the carwash.
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Good advice. Everything is dry now so ill keep an eye on it for a bit.

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You're welcome! Let me know if the water comes back, I'll be glad to help out with finding the source.

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You're welcome! Let me know if the water comes back, I'll be glad to help out with finding the source.

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Floor is dry right now and rain is expected later this week. Will try to drive around today with the a/c on and see if that is Causing it. Hopefully not.
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Floor is dry right now and rain is expected later this week. Will try to drive around today with the a/c on and see if that is Causing it. Hopefully not.
Guessing since there was no reply to the post form yesterday that the floor stayed dry. Hopefully you're problem's solved! Let me know if there's anything else I can help with

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Pull the carpet and you'll find a very absorbent, thick swatch of white fabric insulating the passenger from the transmission heat. It will hold about a quart of water (I've wrung it out). So there may be quite a bit of water being held against the floor.

When mine get's wet I pull it out (2 minutes), pull the plug and then dry the carpet outside of the vehicle.

When it stays wet it develops a life of its own.
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Guessing since there was no reply to the post form yesterday that the floor stayed dry. Hopefully you're problem's solved! Let me know if there's anything else I can help with

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Actually, I was so busy running errands for the camping trip that I forgot to run the a/c. LOL

Will certainly post when I do.
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AC drain is on drivers side bottom of firewall above the transmission.

I saw a thread on here a few weeks back where someone found one cause of a wet passenger floor mat. If you look up under the passenger side of the dash, on the side of the sheet metal is a plastic plug. In this case, water was leaking in around the plug. For reference, there is a large round metal disc spot welded to the body right below the plug.
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AC drain is on drivers side bottom of firewall above the transmission.

I saw a thread on here a few weeks back where someone found one cause of a wet passenger floor mat. If you look up under the passenger side of the dash, on the side of the sheet metal is a plastic plug. In this case, water was leaking in around the plug. For reference, there is a large round metal disc spot welded to the body right below the plug.
Yeah, I saw that. I washed her yesterday and the floor was dry, so I can rule out car washes as the cause.

No rain expected for a bit.
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Well at least some good news.
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AC drain is on drivers side bottom of firewall above the transmission.

I saw a thread on here a few weeks back where someone found one cause of a wet passenger floor mat. If you look up under the passenger side of the dash, on the side of the sheet metal is a plastic plug. In this case, water was leaking in around the plug. For reference, there is a large round metal disc spot welded to the body right below the plug.


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Mine leaks when water runs down the door seal then runs inside across the threshold at the bottom of the door.

There seem to be many opportunities for water ingress.
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Ok, so I had a long drive last week to/from a camping trip, during which I ran the A/C the entire drive. When I got home from the trip I checked the front passenger floor and saw/felt no evidence of moisture. So, that rules out any A/C issues.

Next, a few days ago, I washed the Jeep at the carwash (wand, not automatic) and I payed special attention to not spray too hard at the lower door seam (where I have a little bit of a gap). Checked the carpet when I got home and the floor was bone dry.

So at this point I believe I've narrowed it down to rain. Now I just need to determine the method of entry which is likely one of 3 scenarios:
1) Coming in through the leak in the wall that some have mentioned (I don't think this is the case as I don't believe I had any issues when running my full/factory doors)
2) Water coming in under the door when driving in rain (likely scenario)
3) Water coming in from some other spot on the fabric door (maybe the opening by the hinge, dunno).

all in all, I don't believe this is a major issue, but will continue to rule out the causes until I know for sure.
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I have the same problem with my driver side floor.it hasn't rained in a week here and the floor seems to still trap water. I'm thinking its condensation but why wouldn't it do the same on pass side? Idk still looking for an answer to it.
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May actually get some rain tomorrow. Will give me a chance to see if the dampness is rain related.
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You figure out if rain was causing it?? If so did the spray help?
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You figure out if rain was causing it?? If so did the spray help?
Kinda dry here. Haven't driven in rain since before my last post.

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