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Old 12-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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damp floor in jeep after carpet install

Installed carpet and floor mats in my jeep I noticed today that the floors and carpet are damp all the plugs are in the pan and I never had a leaks before whats the issue

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Old 12-14-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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If you have a/c make sure the drain hose didn't get knocked off. Is the water clear or could it have antifreeze, if it has antifreeze you may have a leaking heater core. Finally having carpet, water that you didn't notice before stays around a lot longer, the heavy backing doesn't allow drying.

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Not the core and dont have a/c
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If you have a/c make sure the drain hose didn't get knocked off. Is the water clear or could it have antifreeze, if it has antifreeze you may have a leaking heater core. Finally having carpet, water that you didn't notice before stays around a lot longer, the heavy backing doesn't allow drying.
Good comment Reno He will probably mention in a couple of days if it's been raining lately. Can't help without the information.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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Has ben raining but new cow seals new soft top ony wet in floor not on seats ond its both sides of floor also checked rean tube on the cowl free of trash
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Has ben raining but new cow seals new soft top ony wet in floor not on seats ond its both sides of floor also checked rean tube on the cowl free of trash
What about the windshield frame. Water often gets into those from lots of places. If the weather permits why not sit in the jeep and have someone hit different areas with a garden hose. You will probably find the spot. Good luck it can be a real pain
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If you figure it out, please let us know. I have the same problem, I get a puddle on the driver's side floor and I have replaced the cowl seal and cleaned the vent and hose. Luckily I live in CA and it's not my DD, but I'd still like for it not to leak.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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Well I bought a cheap 20 dollar car cover from walmart this summer and was covering the jeep when I was not runing it looks like I am goina have to keep doing that my floor has bed liner in so I am not to worried aboit the water but I wish I could find were it was coming from.
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Luckily you have bedliner. I was gonna say pull the carpet and monstaline it, that's what I did. And also drill out holes in the lowest parts of the foot pan so it can't rust through. I think i used like 1/4" bits or so. Just eye it up that was the water drains out and doesn't sit.
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Try running without the floor mats. The high heat from the floor causes any moisture no matter how slight to condense on the underside of the rubber mats. The rubber mats do not allow the moisture to escape and the carpet stays perpetually wet or damp.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #11
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Good idea I might just take the mates out they are rubber backed and if they are laying on the carpet the carpet will never dry

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