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Old 07-07-2019, 09:28 AM
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Driver Side Floor Wet

I found mold growing on my floor mat and found that my carpet was wet on the drivers side.
Not sure where it's coming in from but my first guess is the sunroof which does not open. I never used it when it
did open so my first guess is to apply some sealer around the outside edge of it and hope for the best.
After that I guess it's the windshield

Searching on this board yielded some interesting possibilities like the left front mud flap, which I do have.

I post back from time to time because I need to fix this problem and I don't want a Flintstone mobile.

Anyone with any Ideas?
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:47 AM
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Read here, this is usually what causes this: https://maxima.org/forums/4th-genera...op-pillar.html

And if it is, it's also an opportunity to diagnose and repair the closing/opening mechanisms or fuses.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:09 AM
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Thanks KP. I had joked when I first bought my Max that the sunroof would someday need duct tape. That day is here but I'll use sealer. Aesthetics!
I'll report back when solved
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:06 PM
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Thanks KP. I had joked when I first bought my Max that the sunroof would someday need duct tape. That day is here but I'll use sealer. Aesthetics!
I'll report back when solved

Sealer?

What you need is a disassembly, a hose clamp (or 4 like I did to be DONE with it) and a reassembly.

This is not a job to be minimized. Look at the pictures carefully in the thread posted above.

Do it right.
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:36 PM
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Thank you but I'm a senior with physical limitations, I'm not able to fix this myself.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:30 PM
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Thank you but I'm a senior with physical limitations, I'm not able to fix this myself.

I'm sorry to hear this. It is way more intimidating than actual reality, but you'd need to be able to work over your head for an hour or so to expose the connection and clamp it. Then an hour and a half to put it together again. Sometimes when removing the headliner, the connection areas rip off and require repair to reinstall it securely. Find a good guy that will fix it for you like he would for himself. Addressing everything properly. Maybe a car interior place that replaces headliners. They can do this faster than most and then connecting the hose again with a hose clamp is at entry level for them. Ask whoever to clamp all 4 corners so it never happens again! About $6 in clamps.

Best of luck to you. Wet is really bad long term in a car. Mold isn't good for anybody!

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Old 07-09-2019, 04:24 AM
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Thanks again KP
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:21 AM
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Test for the leak by taking off the A-pillar trim and open the sunroof. Get you a cup of water and fill the channel up with water. You should see it run out behind the front wheel wells. If the water runs out, next poor a cup of water down the edge of the windshield. If you have a leak there, you should be able to spot it. Usually it runs down under the windshield and drips off at the corner. I had this same issue, and I fixed it by using flowable silicone for windshields. I have a thread on here in the 5th gen section that I posted earlier this year with a pic of where the leak was.
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Thanks for the idea 01
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