So I vacuumed my wrangler out a few days ago and I noticed my driver side floor was wet not soaked but the carpets wet to the touch. The weird thing is the floor mat isn't wet just the carpet itself. Last week me and a buddy were bullsh*iting after work parked next to each other and it was raining pretty good so im sure the floor got wet but its been almost a week I thought it would of been dry by now. Any ideas oh and it hasn't rained since
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I have a very similar issue only my carpet gets damp in the rear of the passenger side and under the rear seat. It doesn't do it every time it rains. There have been days when its poured rain most of the day while I'm at work and it's stayed dry. Kind of frustrating.
2013 JKU - Sahara
aka Black Betsy
I had the same problem 11' jk sport. Took it to the dealer ship guess there was some kind of recall (not really sure what they called it) anyways they changed the door seal to an "improved" design. Last week or poured here in Rhode Island two days straight and my carpet remained dry.
That's the confusing part. The MOPAR catalog does not show the round holes as being drains. It does show the oval ones and lists them as "plug, floor pan, front floor pan drain holes". The part number listed is for the metal plugs, which have to be sealed up with whatever it is they put over them. I can confirm that the ones I listed from Ebay fit the oval holes perfectly. You will need to remove the putty from around the drain holes, but it isn't that hard to do. This is from the MOPAR catalog, showing the oval drain plugs:
I looked at the 2000 parts list to make sure they are the same as for my 97, and they are. Look at the diagram I posted, and the round ones you linked are item number 7. The part numbers match, so I believe those are the ones you need.
Just to make sure we're on the same page here, you should only have 2 of those round holes, one on each side in the front. The oval ones are sealed over with some kind of putty and there are 4 of them, one in each footwell. You can see how the floor is grooved to allow water to drain to the oval plugs. If those are still sealed up, you can leave them that way, unless you want to use them for drains. The only reason I replaced mine with the removable rubber plugs is so I can hose out the interior with a water hose.
This thread is perfectly timed for me, as I have been having this problem as well. When I bought my Jeep I had some water under the carpet after rain storms, and assumed it was because of the missing drain plugs (circular not the oval) under the driver side front foot well. Bought plugs and installed them, problem solved, or so I thought. Last night I was cleaning up dog barf from the rubber mat behind the driver seat (don't ask) and noticed, once again, the floor was damp underneath the carpet. I was pissed but didn't have time to investigate further. I think this is a result of the door seal on my TJ going bad and letting water in just towards the back of the seat, which trickles back into the rear seat driver side foot area. But I am going to look for the oval plugs to see if mine is missing in the rear. I didn't see the oval plugs last time I checked, where are they located?
Also, I can relate to another poster on this, I have driven through torrential rain storms and that area in the back has stayed nice and dry. Not sure what the deal is.
1999 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.5 (Jasper Re-Built) - Dozer Orange
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2 (Supercharged) - Black
The oval plugs are where you would expect to find drain plugs. The floor is grooved and where the grooves come together, you'll find the drain. It is puttied over from the factory and looks much larger than the drain hole actually is.
rootj, can you measure the round hole? I can check on mine and see if they are the same diameter.
I don't know if this is what is going on with you all but the seams on my top in the top back corners are getting a little older and letting water through which then drips down the angled bar that goes down the window towards the front seats. (part of the soft top frame) then the water falls down the wheel well and under the carpet like you all are describing. Maybe check that see if yours is doing that as well.
This did not happen to my jeep, but when I had the same water issue on carpet, one of my mechanic buddies told me it was my ac drain line that was stopped up, backing it up into the cab.. he checked underneath and sure enough pulled out pieces of debris and presto the rest of the water came out of the tube outside,, no issues since.. maybe the same problem here, check it out... and let us know.
Ok, So I am really confused....I have a 2010 Sahara. I have had it for just about 3 yrs. I took out my driver side mat, I realized that the very center of the mat had water in the back. And when I touched the carpet it was extremely wet. No rain, no car wash, no AC on...I left the mat out to see if carpet would dry up & it did. There is no other signs of any water just this area under mat. When I take mat out, the carpet dries up. Is it possible its that much condensation?? I am out of warranty so now what??
Hey, just noticed the same thing when replacing summer with winter mats. I have an in at the Jeep palace in Toledo. Hes meeting with the Chrysler/Jeep water test manager and engineers at this time. Hopefully we can get this all too common problem on the front burner instead of the back. I'll let y'all know.
If you leave the plugs in place, how do you expect any water to drain?
I pulled all my drain plugs (including the drivers side plug that was sealed in place) and my carpet is 100% dry. Before I pulled the plugs, it would be damp quite often just from the snow and slush from my boots.