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Large MPVs -- Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra: => Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra => Topic started by: b.kennedy1110 on August 14, 2017, 01:14:27 PM

Title: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: b.kennedy1110 on August 14, 2017, 01:14:27 PM
I have just saved my Galaxy from the mechanics who wanted to strip the gearbox and or replace it. I did not believe them. And cleaning all the electrical contacts to the ecu fixed the problem. Cost Nil vs 600. Beware of the mechanics. Now when it rains the footwell floods on the near side. I have not got a clue how it gets in there. Please do not recommend changing the gearbox :)
Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: marcushamblin1976 on August 14, 2017, 01:21:24 PM
Take it through a car wash and look for a leak.  Many year's ago I remember a few that leaked from a seam by the a pillar 1/4 window.  Also clean out the drain holes under the scuttle panel .

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Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: b.kennedy1110 on August 14, 2017, 01:29:58 PM
Thanks for the advice. I will try a hose pipe. Otherwise the car is all good
Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: Chrispb on August 14, 2017, 03:19:42 PM
Also remove the back end of the wheel arch liner, you'll find dirt leaves and other debris there.
Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: marcushamblin1976 on August 14, 2017, 05:18:47 PM
Enough mud to pot a plant in there usually. 

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Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: johnnyroper on August 14, 2017, 07:02:52 PM
Peel back the carpet and run hose over it see if you can locate the water running in.

The quarter light windows have been known to leak in as they can be loose,also windscreens can leak if it has not been bonded properly.
Another possibility is the door seal gone a bit flat if it has take off and feed some washer hose in to it with lots of lube to pack seal out again.

Failing that get the auto box removed and stripped down🤣
Title: Re: Flooding NS footwell
Post by: gregers on August 14, 2017, 09:17:12 PM
aircon drain pipe routed the wrong way?
is the pollen filter fitted?