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Hi

After really heavy rain earlier this week, I noticed water coming into the passenger footwell. I don't think its from a leaky hose somewhere (seems too coincidental that it happened during a rainstorm, and hasn't happened since).

I've checked under the bonnet and can't see anything obvious - anyone got any ideas?

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Is the water coming from the center console side of the car, or the door side of the car? Or did you just notice it on the floor? Above the mat or below? Is it water or coolant? If you have been running the a/c, it could be the drain hose. If not, check your sunroof drains. They can clog, overflow, and run down the a-pillars, possibly onto the floor.
 

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Windsheild leak...

Another place to check...

I had a similar problem which turned out to be the windsheild leaking in the lower corners. This is more common if you have had a replacement windsheild at sometime (the original factory fitted ones are very reliable).
I caulked the corners with black sealant & the leaks went away.

The best way to confirm is to remove all the floor carpet then get a friend to spray the front windsheild with a water hose, while you take a flashlight inside & look at where the water runs/drips from.

Good luck :)
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I had a water leak problem in the same place on my 2000 4.6, and they found a clogged a/c drain line. But if it only happens when it rains, then maybe yours is different.
 

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I just went for a long ride yesterday and had the air conditioning going full blast (first day of 90 degree weather here in Michigan - Very very humid). Any way about 45mins into the trip I noticed water dripping out of the center council and it had soaked the floor. Any ideas on what could cause this. Is there a drain that may be plugged? Air condition seems to be working great on the bright side.. :)

Any ideas would be welcomed

PS - sorry of hijacking this thread but I thought it fit in with the subject..

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Dooley said:
(1995 RR LWB)
I just went for a long ride yesterday and had the air conditioning going full blast (first day of 90 degree weather here in Michigan - Very very humid). Any way about 45mins into the trip I noticed water dripping out of the center council and it had soaked the floor. Any ideas on what could cause this. Is there a drain that may be plugged? Air condition seems to be working great on the bright side.. :)

Any ideas would be welcomed

PS - sorry of hijacking this thread but I thought it fit in with the subject..

Cheers
There are some AC drain tubes under the transmission tunnel. They get clogged and the water back fills.

Get underneath the Rover and check on each side of the tranny tunnel, you'll see the drain tubes. Just remove the tip of the tub or clear them out.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
 

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water under the carpet

I had the misfortune of getting locked out of my Rangie 5 times this year. The imobilizer disabled the engine on its own and it was impossible to over ride the system. not even the technician from the agent could override it.

eventually someone traced it to a wet under carpet that wet the electrical loom that leads to the box under the seat. The insulating tape was of a fabric type that actually fed the electrical box with moisture!

I was told that the heater matrix was leaking at the join where a pipe feeds thro the firewall. I had noticed a few drops of of liquid months earlier (our summer was very humid this year, and thought it was a condensation.)

I was most annoyed when they told me that in order to fix the problem, a new matrix is required. why could the join be repaired? I also find it rather annoying that a brand that that claims it to be the best four x four xfar, can be rendered inoperable due to the imobilizer . There is no over ride and the manual entry does not work either.

where would i find those drain pipes anyway , tonight i am going to have a good look.
 

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The drains that you may be looking for are I believe on the transmission tunnel on either side of the actual transmission. I juts reached up and squeezed, what appeared to be a rubber type cone and it has four cuts upon it which allow it to separate, a substantial amount of water came out along with some think debris, which I suspect was the cause of the problem. I'm replying form the hood of my 2002 Disco, which I'm about to crank and turn the A/C on low and observe the condensation. I'll let you know how it goes
 

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The drains that you may be looking for are I believe on the transmission tunnel on either side of the actual transmission. I juts reached up and squeezed, what appeared to be a rubber type cone and it has four cuts upon it which allow it to separate, a substantial amount of water came out along with some think debris, which I suspect was the cause of the problem. I'm replying form the hood of my 2002 Disco, which I'm about to crank and turn the A/C on low and observe the condensation. I'll let you know how it goes
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AWESOME!!!! Had the same problem. Thought it was the Heater Matrix, bypassed it and then still had water come in. This solved it and saved me a ton of $$$$

Thanks!
 

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2001 4.6HSE AC evaporator drain tube clogged

So far have failed to find the drain tube while looking up at the motor/transmission area where the exhaust pipes and heat shields may block any view of the evaporator drain tube, if that be the correct area. The RAVE 1999 Workshop 1360 pages 19MB pdf has AC in section 82 mentions the drain tubes but has no views. Possibly the Body/Chassis RAVE pdf has the drain tube views, but I have yet to find this file.

Is there a photo showing where the drain tube comes out of the chassis?

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