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Old 02-27-2010, 01:12 AM   #1
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Driver floor mat wet - but no leaks

Every so often, I find my front driver side mat holding a puddle of water. It's not coolant, and there's no leaks from the soft top. WTF?

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Old 02-27-2010, 01:14 AM   #2
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This may sound dumb, but I have to ask... were you in your Jeep with your feet covered in snow?

I've found that my floormat holds water like none other...especially if my boots were covered in snow the past few times I've entered my Jeep.

It's also possible that perhaps you have a leak around your windshield and it's dripping in behind your dash.

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Old 02-27-2010, 01:23 AM   #3
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No, this happens on dry days, and only on the driver/front mat. I'll go out to the Jeep and find a puddle there (I have Jeep rubber slush mats so they hold the water).
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Same thing used to happen to me but on my pass side. It was my drain tube for my air compressor (AC). When i would drive at highway speed the air would push water back into the cab. All i did was put a rubber elbow on this drain tube located on the firewall in engine compartment. No more wetness. Maybe its the same issue.
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I'll take a look in the morning. I know the defroster's been on nearly constantly, if only to provide heat from both up-top and at-feet levels. Thanks!
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From the pictures I've seen on here with ice and snow. Maybe there is a buildup of ice around the window gasket, which expands behind the gasket and then melts with heat running down behind the dash and pooling on the floor.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:50 PM   #7
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How exactly do you fix this leak? I know AFGUY said you can put a rubber elbow on the tube. Where exactly is this tube located? any pictures?
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