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Howdy Y'all,

Been lurking around here since i bought my Pat ~ a year ago. I was ->:pepper: but now I am :eek: ... I checked the AC Drain Pipe (I am going to clean it out again tonight). There floor mats get soaked but there is nothing else wet. I checked the door seals, rear roof panel, no sunroof, ac drain, everything and can't find this damn leak. When I squeeze the mats there is about 1-2 inches of water soaked into them. The water only occurs after rain but not every time. The dealer couldn't find it and since every dealer in the area says that there is no rental car available for my warranty I cannot figure out what the hell to do (I don't want to have to pay for another rental again $$$).

Anyone have any ideas?
 

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Oh man, I'm sorry to hear.

Since you're having a hard time finding the leak and it occurs when it rains, you're going to have to get wet. I'd recommend you getting in and out or your Pat looking for the leak, easier said than done I know :(

Does it happen while washing your Pat?
Maybe try a drive in car wash at your local gas station and look for it?
 

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I have tried that before and there were no problems... for me it is intermittent and thats the worst part I can't repeat it every time.
 

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I have tried that before and there were no problems... for me it is intermittent and thats the worst part I can't repeat it every time.
Mine did that once..I never found the leak but I had parked backward from usual (the nose was a pointed little uphill rather than downhill). I've made sure not to park that way since and never had it happen again. Now this could be just coincidence, but I'm sticking with it till I see it leak again.
I thought maybe the windshield or something might have been leaking and running down to the floorboard since it had been totaled before but I sure didn't want to tear everything apart to find it...and my leak didn;t have standing water, I just noticed the wet carpet on the drivers floorboard after a big rain one night.
 

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Possibly the weep holes in you driver side door are getting clogged? On some vehicles this can cause a leak when the water level rises high enough to reach the cut out behind the door card. I have a 2012. Maybe I should check under my mats!. Thanks for the heads up. Good Luck!
 

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Pull back your carpet on the drivers side and just to the right of the gas pedal is a rubber grommet with a tube running the outside of the vehicle, it could be clogged or popped out of the grommet somehow.

It's the AC relief drain and that could be where the water is coming from.
 

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It's easy to move the window handle with your leg. Think it's possible you did that a few times and opened the window a touch but didn't know it? It happens to me quite a bit though I have window visors so I usually only get a little water on the armrest.
 

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I read a post on here this week, where someone had the same issue. After several times taking it to the dealer with no results, they finally found that the seam on the fire wall wasn't welded properly, causing the driver side floor to flood when it rained. Might be something else worth checking into. Good luck...
 

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I read a post on here this week, where someone had the same issue. After several times taking it to the dealer with no results, they finally found that the seam on the fire wall wasn't welded properly, causing the driver side floor to flood when it rained. Might be something else worth checking into. Good luck...
I will definitely have to ask them to check that out. But this isn't coming from deep water, only from rains, but still great advice thanks!!!
 

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It's easy to move the window handle with your leg. Think it's possible you did that a few times and opened the window a touch but didn't know it? It happens to me quite a bit though I have window visors so I usually only get a little water on the armrest.
I have power windows, so i doubt that is the case.
 

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Pull back your carpet on the drivers side and just to the right of the gas pedal is a rubber grommet with a tube running the outside of the vehicle, it could be clogged or popped out of the grommet somehow.

It's the AC relief drain and that could be where the water is coming from.

Thanks I have already pulled back the carpet and checked the hose and grommet. It is not coming from either of them.
 

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Possibly the weep holes in you driver side door are getting clogged? On some vehicles this can cause a leak when the water level rises high enough to reach the cut out behind the door card. I have a 2012. Maybe I should check under my mats!. Thanks for the heads up. Good Luck!

I'm at the office now but will be taking off early today to try and recreate and identify the problem. I am not sure what the weep hole is and a quick google search wasn't very helpful. Can you point me in the correct direction?
 

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Weep holes are at the bottom of each door to let moisture escape from inside the door cavities. You might be able to unclog them with some light guage wire or something similar. Hope this helps.

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I believe you are dealing with a firewall seam not being welded. My 2015 Pat has been in the shop for 10 days for this same leak problem, and it's from a firewall seam that didn't get welded at the factory. Now at a body shop for the fix.
 

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I believe you are dealing with a firewall seam not being welded. My 2015 Pat has been in the shop for 10 days for this same leak problem, and it's from a firewall seam that didn't get welded at the factory. Now at a body shop for the fix.
Wow, I'll have to take a look under my Rugged Ridge mats.
 
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