Larz wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:14 pm
... But then, I could easily fit the volume of my car mechanic knowledge into a salt shaker and there would still be room for salt, LOL.
I definitely give you more credit than that, but DAMN! If this isn't a beautifully crafted piece of imagery.
For the AC drain hose, the only time I would worry is if your car didn't "pee" from behind the front right wheel in the summer.
That being said, it is located in the footwell under the glovebox (so yes, passenger side US). You have to remove the floormat and peel back the carpet. You should see a hose running from front area of the big box sitting on top of the trans tunnel. It shoots right towards the floor and thus pours out of the frame.
The only 2 scenarios (rare and unlikely) I see the hose emptying its contents is if one of the ends was mysteriously yanked from its termination point. That or the hose somehow got broken or has a hole that leaks.
You will see how close this hose is to the firewall - any stray water would give a good soaking to the entire carpet while heading to the center.
I can't find the pictures and video I took accurately describing the system, unfortunately.
This is a representation of it in the manual.
What I suspect is:
- a break in your floormat that could allow water from wet shoes to end up under the mat and on the carpet.
- Maybe an overzealous prior effort at cleaning/detailing?
- I would also take another look at your sunroof drain tube.
Water finds the lowest level, and just because the surrounding area isn't as wet at this moment, shouldn't fully disqualify the possibility of water coming in from the sides. I could theoretically pour a gallon of water in the footwell and given enough time, only a small wet patch will remain after evaporation and wicking has occurred.
If you have pictures or video, they could help.