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VTR+ water in footwell

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Villain79   
Wed Nov 22 2017, 09:20am
Member No: #49939
Joined: Nov 22 2017
Location: Walsall
Hi newbie to the page and saw this has been spoken about on another thread but my knowledge of cars is basic so need some guidance. My car is an 2006 C4 VTR+ 5 door. Noticed today my passenger side foot well is soaked. Looked on here and seems it could be leaking aircon problem. How do i solve this or how much realistically should a garage charge to rectify the problem. Any help is truly appreciated.
BigJohnD   
Wed Nov 22 2017, 03:04pm

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
Yes, it's almost certainly a blocked A/C drain.

There's DIY instructions somewhere on the site. It's a fiddly job which needs patience.

It'll be done in under an hour, less if the mechanic knows what he is doing, plus drying time for the carpet.
FakeConcern   
Wed Nov 22 2017, 03:44pm
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Joined: Feb 05 2012
Location: Bexhill on Sea
As BJD says above and here is the link....
- Click Here -
Ham   
Thu Nov 23 2017, 03:16pm

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Joined: Jan 10 2007
Location: Derby, England
It's an easy job.
Villain79   
Mon Nov 27 2017, 11:20pm
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Joined: Nov 22 2017
Location: Walsall
Thanks for replies but as i day my knowledge is basic and that guide on the link doesnt make sense to me
BigJohnD   
Tue Nov 28 2017, 06:37am

Member No: #82
Joined: Jan 22 2007
Location: Hoylake
The photos are close ups.

You need to remove the side panels and then locate the rubber drain hoses. IIRC it just pulls out. It, and the hole through the chassis, can be cleaned. It's then a matter of re-fitting - which is the tricky bit. There is not much access space and lips of the pipe need to fit exactly onto the A/C unit and the waste pipe to prevent leaks.

I think that's right - it's a long time since I did it.
Villain79   
Fri Dec 01 2017, 10:48am
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Joined: Nov 22 2017
Location: Walsall
Appreciate the replies. Ill give it a go this weekend. Anybody got tips on drying out the floor?
stevjull2017   
Sat Dec 23 2017, 06:29pm
Member No: #47130
Joined: Dec 29 2016
Location: Australia
This must be a common thing with the 2006 C4 Mk1, I had the same problem (lucky it was under warranty) and my vehicle was only 3 months old when I purchased it new. The problem is with the A/C's drain line. The water in my C4 2006 Exclusive hatch was on the passenger side, with a RHD Australian model. Hope this helps
Picasso328   
Mon Jan 01 2018, 10:59am
Member No: #50153
Joined: Jan 01 2018
Location: Cannock
Villain79 wrote ...

Hi newbie to the page and saw this has been spoken about on another thread but my knowledge of cars is basic so need some guidance. My car is an 2006 C4 VTR+ 5 door. Noticed today my passenger side foot well is soaked. Looked on here and seems it could be leaking aircon problem. How do i solve this or how much realistically should a garage charge to rectify the problem. Any help is truly appreciated.

Picasso328   
Mon Jan 01 2018, 11:02am
Member No: #50153
Joined: Jan 01 2018
Location: Cannock
Villain79 wrote ...

Hi newbie to the page and saw this has been spoken about on another thread but my knowledge of cars is basic so need some guidance. My car is an 2006 C4 VTR+ 5 door. Noticed today my passenger side foot well is soaked. Looked on here and seems it could be leaking aircon problem. How do i solve this or how much realistically should a garage charge to rectify the problem. Any help is truly appreciated.

Hi,
Mine was the same on my 2008 , but it wasn’t blocked A/c . It was a blocked drain pipe from base of screen . Pipe runs round inner wheel arch but does block, then comes inside car through heater area..
there is a pipe on both sides drivers and passengers
routemaster1   
Mon Jan 01 2018, 12:31pm
Member No: #574
Joined: Jul 08 2007
Location: Dorset
The water in the scuttle should drain directly to the road. If the drains block, and they frequently o, the water finishes up in the footwell. You need to clear the drans.
addsmith   
Sat Apr 28 2018, 06:41pm
Member No: #49720
Joined: Oct 24 2017
Location: Birmingham
Where are these drains located? I've had the wheel arches out but can't find anything? The piccasso drains are not there so i assume they are somewhere different?
 

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