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damp footwell 2001 tribute

Old 11-13-2011, 11:54 AM
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Hi all
my 2001 tribute has got a damp drivers side (rhd car) footwell
anyone else had or heard of this problem and have any pointers of where to look before i start stripping the whole car down to fix it

Thanks Rob
Old 11-13-2011, 04:08 PM
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There are three usual things that cause this:
1) The heater box drain is clogged, missing or disconnected (A/C condensation.)
2) The drain holes in the bottom of the door(s) are clogged with filth, rust and debris.
3) The sunroof/moonroof drains are clogged and/or disconnected.

Beyond that I can think of any cowl drain that may be clogged allowing water to back up into the interior.
Old 11-15-2011, 11:16 PM
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Rear screen wash pipe could be leaking from in driver foot well.
It has a joint in there check this.
Old 07-29-2018, 04:30 PM
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If you have a moon roof it is most likely the drain line is clogged. There is one on each side that runs down thru the windshield post. If you have a compressor you can blow them out with about 100 psi from the top.
Old 07-29-2018, 05:22 PM
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If you have had a front screen replaced i have had a leak from this and had to have it re installed as it was not sealed well enough
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