Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Water appears to come up from under carpet when it rains

asked by on

After a heavy storm water was found puddled in my car. After taking a shop vac to get the water out and sitting in my car while it rained the water seems to still show up in side the car with no visible leak.

My car has 108897 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If you have a water leak when you are not m...

If you have a water leak when you are not moving, then you will need to first isolate the area of the car that is getting wet. The most common areas are the right or left front of the car. Sometimes water will leak in somewhere on the cowl where harnesses go into the cab.

Look under both sides of the dash to see if you can isolate a leak this way. If you have any alarms or stereo equipment that have wires going from the engine to the passenger compartments, then make sure these are sealed good first. Look at all the door seals and look for tears, deformed, or missing seals. If you still need help finding the leak, then contact a mechanic to locate the leak for you. If you have a sun roof, make sure the drains are not plugged or leaking inside the kick panels.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What does the i-VTEC indicator on the dash mean?

Your car is equipped with some pretty advanced technology all around, including in the engine. The i-VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) system is an intelligent engine performance system that’s designed to help reduce the chance of damage...

Q: Windshield wipers are loose

The mounting joint for the wiper blades often comes loose on a vehicle allowing the blades to come "off track". In many cases, the connection can just be tightened. In other cases, the wiper transmission assembly may have broken. I...

Q: Water on floorboard carpet when it rains

Have a mechanic check the exterior of the vehicle for possible damage to weather seals. The interior panels can be removed and a light stream of water can be poured along the outside to find where the water may be...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.