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Old 01-19-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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Water damage...i think.

So with the week of rain and snow, along with my car sitting in the front yard of my house, I notice when I drive I hear a slosh of water from behind me. Maybe in the quarter panel or trunk area. Anyone ever hear this noise after a good rain?
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It could be you hearing gas in the tank or... checked your spare tire well?
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Ah no!! If this was happening to mine, I would be freaking out.Do you think it might be coming in around the front window?What about in the doors?If you stop slowly and accelerate, can you still hear it?If so, have someone listen maybe if you try stopping and starting slowly.
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Check carpet for wetness. Gas tank is under floor under rear seats. Lower part of rear seat pulls out easy. Tabs on lower area. U can check to see if water is gathering there. Check trunk as mentioned too.
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The only time I hear my gas sloshing around is if I stop quickly and shut off my engine right away, I never hear it while driving
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It could be you hearing gas in the tank or... checked your spare tire well?
My jack blew out when I was trying to figure out how it worked. This is more of a fluid in a water bottle. Yet there are no drinks in my car? Also never heard my car slosh around.

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Ah no!! If this was happening to mine, I would be freaking out.Do you think it might be coming in around the front window?What about in the doors?If you stop slowly and accelerate, can you still hear it?If so, have someone listen maybe if you try stopping and starting slowly.
If I accelerate or decelerate I hear it. My passengers hear it too. I'm just wondering if its in the fender or quarters. But how could a car get that much rain just from sitting in a front yard.
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It could be ice just rolling around .. Or is it liquid you hear?
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Take that shiz to the dealer lol
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Strange. I had mine sitting outside for all of the rain and snow but I don't hear any water. Might wanna get that checked out.
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Strange. I had mine sitting outside for all of the rain and snow but I don't hear any water. Might wanna get that checked out.
Same here...
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It could be ice just rolling around .. Or is it liquid you hear?
It is liquid. Sounds like a roll or slosh

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Btw I have no warranty as of summer. So... If I take it in and they find nothing, I have to pay just because they looked in my car's general direction.
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Dealer will only charge the inspection fee if they find out whats wrong with it. Here is 115.00 bucks. If the do not find a problem they will not charge you. I'll double Check my truck for any water
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It is liquid. Sounds like a roll or slosh

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Btw I have no warranty as of summer. So... If I take it in and they find nothing, I have to pay just because they looked in my car's general direction.
That's beyond weird.. Trunk is your best bet. Nowhere else in the car will hold water.
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Dealer will only charge the inspection fee if they find out whats wrong with it. Here is 115.00 bucks. If the do not find a problem they will not charge you. I'll double Check my truck for any water
Funny how you say this because my dealer in my hometown charged me $350 just to take my car in, say they can't take them off with their computers, and just about wouldn't let me have my car back till I paid it. I haven't taken it to my dealer I purchased the car from though.
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It is liquid. Sounds like a roll or slosh

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Btw I have no warranty as of summer. So... If I take it in and they find nothing, I have to pay just because they looked in my car's general direction.
Water bottle under your seat?
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If you get a chance list the car up and get under it, look for any guard panels that lay flat. You should be able to see water . My girls car was holding water in a splash guard under the motor.
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Water bottle under your seat?
I suspected this too but I found nothing. I have found a few Cheerios under there but Im 99% sure those dont sound like water

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If you get a chance list the car up and get under it, look for any guard panels that lay flat. You should be able to see water . My girls car was holding water in a splash guard under the motor.
That is what I'm thinking it may be since I only drove it twice in a 2 week period. We have a lift in our garage. Thanks for helping find a starting point
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Most dealers probably don't actually do the work on glass. They farm it out and then charge you the fee of the shop and tack on some for them. Find a shop thats does windows, they might not even charge you for the inspection fee.
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So with the week of rain and snow, along with my car sitting in the front yard of my house, I notice when I drive I hear a slosh of water from behind me. Maybe in the quarter panel or trunk area. Anyone ever hear this noise after a good rain?
I got the same issue coty
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I did some investigating, and it's definitely in the QTR panel the trunk is dry everywhere around the trunk is dry. I don't even know how it's seeping in there. I thought it was my top, but if a coupe is having the same issue, then I suppose it is not the top.
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Had the same sound in my wife's 08 focus and today I found the problem. The drivers tail light was full of water! I removed the tail light and it was like bird nest in there! Lol! The trunk drain was full of leaves and junk. Drained,replaced reverse bulb and turn signal. Now it's all good. I drove around and that water splash sound is gone!
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I did some investigating, and it's definitely in the QTR panel the trunk is dry everywhere around the trunk is dry. I don't even know how it's seeping in there. I thought it was my top, but if a coupe is having the same issue, then I suppose it is not the top.
It should be no worries having weather run through there, should have a drain plug or hole, might of gotten clogged and prevented the water from exiting.
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Remove the back seat bottom as mentioned in a previous post. If there is water in the rear quarter area, then the rear window (doubtful, as you'd see water on the inner plastic pieces), side quarter windows are leaking.

Also, open each door and move it back and forth. Maybe there's water in the door jambs; it can get through the window rubber scrappers (lower edge) and the lower door drains are plugged.
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Most dealers probably don't actually do the work on glass. They farm it out and then charge you the fee of the shop and tack on some for them. Find a shop thats does windows, they might not even charge you for the inspection fee.
My windows are fine?
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