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Old 11-10-2010, 00:37
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Hello, as above my Renault Clio 2 (2000)'s driver side floor is wet, I know there is lots of threads about the sunroof but the sunroof isn't leaking, in heavy rain I would also get a little water in the passengers side roof (by the sunvisor), I hear something about tubes being bloked or something, could someone give me a bit of a clearer picture??

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:36
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Well I always have a wet footwell in the passenger side in my Micra after heavy rain, it's because it comes in through some sort of air intake vent or something. Maybe this could be the problem?
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:35
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Hello, as above my Renault Clio 2 (2000)'s driver side floor is wet, I know there is lots of threads about the sunroof but the sunroof isn't leaking, in heavy rain I would also get a little water in the passengers side roof (by the sunvisor), I hear something about tubes being bloked or something, could someone give me a bit of a clearer picture??

Thank you.
If it's anything like my Citeron they are talking about the drain holes that run from the sunroof down inside the door of your car. Some heavy gauge wire should clear it (although mine are clear and my car still gets wet, both front seats too!)
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:57
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If it's anything like my Citeron they are talking about the drain holes that run from the sunroof down inside the door of your car. Some heavy gauge wire should clear it (although mine are clear and my car still gets wet, both front seats too!)
After that I'd then check your door seals.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:04
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On my 99 Clio I had wet carpets in the front and back, and found a load of water in the boot where the tyre is kept, which explained the sloshing noise it used to make going round corners.

I traced it back to a missing plastic plug around the inside of the rear window/boot lid. If memory serves it was about half way down on the left and side, about level with the parcel shelf. I squirted a little silicon sealer into the hole, drained the water out the boot and it was fine after that. Until the cambelt snapped on the motorway, that is.
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Old 11-10-2010, 15:52
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Could it cause any damage?? Under the spare wheel there is a little water where the person who last owned the car put some material down which soaked it up.
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Old 11-10-2010, 15:55
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After that I'd then check your door seals.
I'm taking the car to be serviced in November or December and I'll get the mechanic to have a look, I know him so hopefully he'll find the fault.
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Old 11-10-2010, 15:59
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I'm taking the car to be serviced in November or December and I'll get the mechanic to have a look, I know him so hopefully he'll find the fault.
Although knowing Renault its probably a 'feature'.
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Old 11-10-2010, 17:56
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Although knowing Renault its probably a 'feature'.
Ha, ha!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 18:01
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Although knowing Renault its probably a 'feature'.
Had another look and I think the seal around the windscreen is doggy, and that would explain the floor being wet but I hear like a noise of the water, almost like when you shake a bottle of water when it's not full like a 'glug' sound!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 18:17
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The drains from sunroofs are generally flexible plastic hoses which run down the doorposts, sometimes they get blocked in the summer months and need cleared, you can usually gain access to the drains by opening your sunroof and looking for some holes in each corner of the sunroof frame.
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Old 11-10-2010, 18:20
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The answer's easy - it's French!
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Old 11-10-2010, 18:21
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get in the car and get someone to really soak the outside with a hose , hopefully that will show you where the water is getting in
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Old 11-10-2010, 18:59
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The answer's easy - it's French!
being fair it's quite a nice wee car to drive and other than that and the raditor fan needing changing it seems grand.
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Old 11-10-2010, 19:17
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get in the car and get someone to really soak the outside with a hose , hopefully that will show you where the water is getting in
I really am thinking it is coming in from the windscreen area and under the car and in.
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Old 11-10-2010, 19:50
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being fair it's quite a nice wee car to drive and other than that and the raditor fan needing changing it seems grand.
But it is still French! Sell it and get a better car.
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Old 11-10-2010, 19:51
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Hello, as above my Renault Clio 2 (2000)'s driver side floor is wet, I know there is lots of threads about the sunroof but the sunroof isn't leaking, in heavy rain I would also get a little water in the passengers side roof (by the sunvisor), I hear something about tubes being bloked or something, could someone give me a bit of a clearer picture??

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Hey Sylvia, I may have a solution for your problem.

I had a Renault Megane and had exactly the same problem which did turn out to be the tubes that run from the Sunroof- the fix doesn't involve sticking things down the tubes though.

A common problem is that mud and dirt block up the very bottom of the tube, behind the bodywork. For my Megane all I had to do was remove a bit of plastic in the wheel arch with a screwdriver and pull all the mud and dirt out, it took about 15 minutes and never flooded again.

Now I know yours is a Clio and it may not be the same as the Megane but I would recommend trying this first, as it was very easy.

I hope this helps!
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Old 11-10-2010, 20:07
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Hey Sylvia, I may have a solution for your problem.

I had a Renault Megane and had exactly the same problem which did turn out to be the tubes that run from the Sunroof- the fix doesn't involve sticking things down the tubes though.

A common problem is that mud and dirt block up the very bottom of the tube, behind the bodywork. For my Megane all I had to do was remove a bit of plastic in the wheel arch with a screwdriver and pull all the mud and dirt out, it took about 15 minutes and never flooded again.

Now I know yours is a Clio and it may not be the same as the Megane but I would recommend trying this first, as it was very easy.

I hope this helps!
Thanks, I'll tell the mechanic when Iget it serviced and ask him to do it, save me the bother!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 20:11
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Another point to note is that the water was coming up from the carpet as it was under the mats in my car and my maters where dry!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 20:50
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On my 99 Clio I had wet carpets in the front and back, and found a load of water in the boot where the tyre is kept, which explained the sloshing noise it used to make going round corners.

I traced it back to a missing plastic plug around the inside of the rear window/boot lid. If memory serves it was about half way down on the left and side, about level with the parcel shelf. I squirted a little silicon sealer into the hole, drained the water out the boot and it was fine after that. Until the cambelt snapped on the motorway, that is.

Freaky!!!! Everything you described has happened to me, in a Clio (and Rover)


To help OP... The water thing happened with my Rover... the garage "claim" the rubber sealing is prone to getting tiny pin holes in it, so when it rains it comes in...

The other ideas in this thread seem a good starting point, my garage ended up charging me 300 pounds to get it sorted.
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:38
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It will be leaking through the pollen filter behind the scuttle panel.
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Old 11-10-2010, 21:47
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Now that i am now driving a 99 plate renault scenic, i recommend this site http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/index.php for any advice etc!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:45
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we had a fiesta - i think a air-con overflow was leaking back into the car. maybe its that.
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