How to find a leak in my car?
April 8, 2010 3:46 PM Subscribe
Water is leaking into the car. Mechanic says ask the glass people, the glass people can't find the leak.
posted by contrarian to Travel & Transportation (15 answers total)
After the torrential rains of the last couple months, we noticed a significant amount of standing water in all of the footwells of the car. The wet doesn't seem to reach much above the level of the actual puddle. At its highest, there was about an inch of water.
We initially thought it was something mechanical leaking into the car; the mechanic says it's not. The car just spent a day with the glass people, who couldn't find a leak and want us to pay them $50-$100 to take out all the seats and carpets and look at the body. This is unappealing -- we have no guarantee they'd find anything, and given that they didn't reassemble what they took apart the first time, I have very little faith that they'd restore the seats and carpet properly.
Anyone know of a good way to find the leak? Failing that, a really competent and trustworthy business in the Boston area that will find (and/or fix) it for us?