Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

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Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by TerMac » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:28 pm

Ok so I’m fairly new to this forum but I really need help. I have a Disco 3 with no sunroof yet my passenger footwell is flooding with water. I have done a hose pipe check and can’t see any water getting through door or window seals. My local Land Rover specialist had a look and said they can’t see although I think they fobbed me off. Sometimes when I open the rear passenger door water floods out. The passenger footwell wall (bulkhead) seems dry so I don’t think it’s getting in through windscreen. It’s definitely coolant and because I have no sunroof I am at a complete loss. Can anyone help please? Thanks. Ter



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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by anglefire » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:26 pm

Pollen filter is a common spot - also the windscreen side trims - has the screen been replaced recently?


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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by anglefire » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:29 pm

Just read it again and you have said coolant. If that is the case, then the heater matrix has to be a prime candidate. Before you go down the route of replacing it (Which is a huge task!) then make sure it is really is coolant. Smell test should confirm it. Just don't drink it!


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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by TerMac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:11 pm

Thanks Mark. Over the last two days I have pulled the carpet up, removed all trim and sealed the windscreen with silicone. It is still leaking but I have now found where it is getting in and it is rain water. This morning I removed the battery and the void behind the battery was full of water. I pulled the long pipe out and the water then drained so looks like this was my issue. I am not sure where the long black pipe/hose is supposed to connect to though at the top? I will try and out a photo up on here so any help is hugely appreciated. Thanks



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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by TerMac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:13 pm

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Same with this



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Post by TerMac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:15 pm

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Full of water. I took the black pipe out and now it drained. But where does pipe go back?



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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by TerMac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:17 pm

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Ignore the yellow hose. The water pours in at the top left of the footwell. Not now I have emptied the water from the engine by the battery.



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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by TerMac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:18 pm

Also do you know how I can check the pollen filter please?



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Re: Water ingress passenger footwell but NO sunroof??

Post by anglefire » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:26 pm

Pollen filter is in the glove box at the top from memory - should be a tab you slide left/right to then give you access to it.


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