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Old 08-17-2004, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hello Fellow Boxster lovers, I recently discovered yesterday after all the rain we got here in Va. that there was water in both sides of the car when I went to drive it. I have a 99 and this has never happened before. I called the dealer and they said that it was odd. I was wondering if I should take it in or is there something I can do myself to fix the problem.

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Old 08-17-2004, 09:01 AM   #2
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There are 2 drains under the top. Check to see if they are clear.
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Do you mean under the convertible top or top of the wind shield trim ?
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Under the top. You need to put the top in the service position.

There are also 2 drains under each side of the battery but I had to quess as all you said was there was water in both sides of the car. Each door also has 2 drains.
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Thanks for the info, I really appreciate this board.
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:29 PM   #6
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Was the water under the seats?
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No, by the feet on both driver and passanger.
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Old 08-18-2004, 10:11 PM   #8
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Check out under the driver's seat, see if there is water around the anti-theft unit (it's a black box ).
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I checked today and the passenger side is soaking wet!! There is also a little bit on the driver's side. COuld it be the AC leaking the water onto the rug?
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Yes it is the drains, either clogged,or popped off. You have no idea how many of these posts I see now it's summer time.
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Old 08-21-2004, 07:06 PM   #11
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Front or rear? I'm sure my rear drains are good but haven't checked the front yet.
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I still can't find the drain holes to see if thay are clogged.
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I would run the A/C and then see were it is coming from under the dash.
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:16 PM   #14
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It's alot of water and it only happens when it rains really hard and I don't cover the car.
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Oh Ok..

I having trouble trying to cut and paste you the diagrams of the drainage points.

PDF files are such a pain....
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:09 PM   #16
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I'm not sure if it is rain related. The other day I turned the AC on while it was humid, I felt water dripping on my feet. WHen I checked under there, I felt a plastic rectangular pipe that was a little bit wet. I assumed it was from the humidity. As far as rain is concerned, water cannot get in there (front of the seat) and leave area under the seat dry.
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:14 PM   #17
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In this picture, the water in my case was leaking from there to the back of the seat. This Water Pan/Drip is very hard to replace so I just plugged the hole with RTV and glue. Water still leaks but not as much at before, I still have to seal it more with that stuff.

ON the passenger side, there is a small trail of water on the rug coming down from the dashboard. I don't know the source though.
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There's no water underneath or behind my seats, just on the floor board panels by the peddles.
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:25 PM   #19
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THen I think we have this problem...
http://www.986faq.com/10-0/problems.asp#009
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Send an e mail to me so I can e mail you the diagrams.

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